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News Story: Tracking the Itinerary of an Unwelcome Visitor

Video: A boll weevil on a cotton plant

Audio Podcast: ARS Researchers Working Together to Keep Boll Weevils in Check  (1 minutes 51 seconds)   |   Transcript

 

Background Story Links:

Mystery Solved: Detecting the Source of a Boll Weevil Outbreak

Boll Weevil Feeding Habits Now Better Understood

Where'd That Boll Weevil Come From? DNA-marker Technology Helps Keep Tabs on Legendary Insect Pest

We Don't Cotton to Boll Weevil 'Round Here Anymore


Science for Kids Story

A Cotton Pickin' Mystery: Where Did These Weevils Come From?

 

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{short description of image} Boll weevil on cotton bud. Scientists study DNA samples from a boll weevil. Close-up of cotton boll. Cotton boll weevil. Female boll weevil on a cotton flower. Pink bollworms


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