Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 19, 2006
Publication Date: July 24, 2006
Citation: Epsky, N.D., Walker, A., Weissling, T., Meerow, A.W. 2006. Biology and damage of an undescribed weevil (coleoptera: curculionidae) on amaryllis. Florida Entomological Society 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 baridine weevil was observed feeding on and occasionally killing amaryllis (Hippeastrum Herb) plants in Florida. A survey was conducted to document grower awareness of this pest and laboratory research was initiated to gather information on its basic biology.