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Boll Weevil (Anthonomus grandis)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Curculionidae
Genus: Anthonomus
Species: grandis


No positives
No neutrals
1 negative


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Concord, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Member Notes:

Negative Terry On Aug 13, 2006, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a) wrote:

A highly destructive crop pest that entered the southeastern US in the late 1800s, when cotton was the major crop produced in the South. Introducing natural enemies have proved ineffectual in controlling the pest; insecticides remain necessary to combat this pest.

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