Skip to Main Content
Pales and Pitch-Eating Weevils: Ratio and Period of Attack in the SouthAuthor(s): Charles F. Speers
Source: Res. Note SE-156. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
PDF: View PDF (105 KB)
DescriptionWeevils were trapped for 3 years after a pine stand was cut near Asheville, North Carolina, and for 14 months after a pine stand was cut near Olustee, Florida. Of the weevils collected in North Carolina, about 89 percent were pales, Hylobius pales (Herbstl, 8 percent were pitch-eating, Pachylobius picivorus (Germar), and 3 percent were Pissodes spp. In North Carolina. weevil activity ceased in the early part of October or November each year and did not resume until spring. Of the weevils collected in Florida, 66 percent were pales and 34 percent were pitch-eating. In Florida, adults were active the year round and activity was restricted only in December and January. Disking and burning of the Florida site in early November was followed by an immediate renewal of weevil attraction, indicating that these measures probably increase rather than decrease the likelihood of additional weevil damage.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationSpeers, Charles F. 1971. Pales and Pitch-Eating Weevils: Ratio and Period of Attack in the South. Res. Note SE-156. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
- Ethanol and ()-α-pinene for detecting and monitoring bark and ambrosia beetles in the southeastern USA
- Genecology of Longleaf Pine in Georgia and Florida
- Hardwood Projections For Southeastern U.S.
XML: View XML