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Seed-feeding insects impacting globemallow seed productionAuthor(s): Robert Hammon; Melissa Franklin
Source: Native Plants Journal. 13(2): 95-97.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionWeevils (Anthonomus sphaeralciae Fall [Coleoptera: Curculionidae]), which attack flowers and developing seeds, can significantly impact globemallow Sphaeralcea spp. A. St.-Hil. (Malvaceae) seed production without a grower even noticing there was insect damage. This weevil damaged almost one-quarter of the flowers in a seed production field in Delta County, Colorado, during 2007.
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CitationHammon, Robert; Franklin, Melissa. 2012. Seed-feeding insects impacting globemallow seed production. Native Plants Journal. 13(2): 95-97.
KeywordsSphaeralcea, Anthonomus, Malvaceae, weevils
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