Submitted to: National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: December 12, 2006
Publication Date: December 12, 2006
Citation: Epsky, N.D., Walker, A., Weissling, T., Meerow, A.W. 2006. Biology and damage of an undescribed baridine weevil on amryllis. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Technical Abstract: The weevil subfamily Baridinae is comprised of several economically important species that cause damage to the roots and fruits of plants. In the early 1990's, a baradine weevil was observed feeding on and occasionally killing amaryllis (Hippeastrum Herb) plants in Florida. A survey was conducted to document and increase grower awareness of this pest. Laboratory research was initiated to gather information on its basic biology including adult longevity, oviposition and fecundity.