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  Forages: Alfalfa Snout Beetle
Alfalfa snout beetle adults are approximately 12 mm long and cannot fly.
Alfalfa snout beetle larvae girdle the taproot or gouge its surface, leaving deep spiral grooves.
Rotation of alfalfa with non-host crops breaks the cycle and decreases the population of snout beetle significantly.
www.omafra.gov.on.ca /english/crops/pub811/5snout.htm   (522 words)

Beetles have complete metamorphosis; the egg hatches into a soft grub (larvae), most often with six legs, sometimes it is legless; the grub eventually turns into a pupa with the sacs holding the appendages freely movable and finally the pupa turns into the adult beetle.
Bean Leaf Beetle (Cerotoma trifurcata): Adult beetles are reddish to yellowish in color, 1/4 inch long, have three or four fl spots in a row along the inner edge of wing covers, and a fl band occurs near the outer margins of wing covers.
Flea Beetles: Flea beetles are small leaf beetles and named for their habit of jumping like fleas when they are disturbed; adult flea beetles feed on the foliage of plants which can be seen as tiny shot holes in the foliage.
www.uga.edu /vegetable/beetles.html   (2309 words)

 Flanders & Radcliffe: Alfalfa IPM
Alfalfa snout beetles are capable of killing virtually all of the alfalfa plants in a field in a single year.
Alfalfa snout beetle-damaged plants often senesce due to dehydration and die during the course of winter causing dramatic stand losses which are often mistaken for winter-kill.
Within the alfalfa snout beetle infested area (about 200,000 hectares), dairy farmers are often forced to rotate alfalfa or clover with crops that are not hosts for alfalfa snout beetle (e.g., corn, soybeans, wheat) or substitute legume forages with less cost effective grass hay crops.
www.ipmworld.umn.edu /chapters/flanders.htm   (4514 words)

 Gallery of Insects: Jay Patterson Photographic
It is thought that these slippery hairs help the newly emerging beetles to escape the narrow tunnels that they create in the living tissue of trees that they feed upon as larvae.
Weevils are beetles, as the largest group in the largest order in the animal kingdom, they are the commonest insect on earth.
Longhorn beetles typically deposit their eggs in damaged wood where the larval form of the beetle (a grub) feeds on the living tissue below the bark.
members.shaw.ca /jaypattersonphotographic/insects.htm   (674 words)

 Alfalfa Snout Beetle
The alfalfa snout beetle (ASB) is an introduced insect in North America.
Alfalfa snout beetle is the only insect pest that can completely destroy alfalfa stands within one or two years.
The snout beetle overwinters as an adult beetle in a pupal cell.
www.omafra.gov.on.ca /english/crops/facts/94-025.htm   (1092 words)

 ANR IMPACT - Biological Control Offers Control of Eucalyptus Pest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The eucalyptus snout beetle, Gonipterus scutellatus, was discovered defoliating eucalyptus trees in Ventura County in March 1994.
Snout beetle populations declined dramatically within less than a year.
By 1997, snout beetle populations had dropped to barely detectable levels (Hanks, et al.
ucanr.org /delivers/impactview.cfm?impactnum=48&mainunitnum=0   (255 words)

 New Pests Threaten Urban Eucalyptus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A serious defoliating pest, the eucalyptus snout beetle, was detected on blue gums in Ventura County in 1995.
Repeated defoliation by the snout beetle may seriously weaken trees predisposing them to attack by the ELB and the Australian eucalyptus borer.
The adult beetle is 1" to 1 1/2" inches long and shiny mahogany to nearly fl with a yellow to cream-colored, zigzag shaped band across the wing covers.
www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us /pubworks/Maintenance/lerp/hagen.html   (2875 words)

The mouthparts of snout beetles are modified into down-curved snouts, or beaks, adapted for boring into plants; the jaws are at the end of the snout.
The bark beetles, or engraver beetles, are related to the weevils.
boll weevil - boll weevil or cotton boll weevil, cotton-eating weevil, or snout beetle, Anthonomus grandis.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/sci/A0851757.html   (264 words)

 Weevils on Stored Grains - Penn State Entomology Department Fact Sheet
The rice weevil is a small snout beetle which varies in size, but it averages about three thirty-seconds inch in length.
The maize weevil is a small snout beetle which varies in size, averaging about three thirty-seconds inch in length.
The head is prolonged with a distinct snout extending downward from the head for a distance of about one-fourth the length of the body.
www.ento.psu.edu /extension/factsheets/weevils_stored_grain.htm   (1211 words)

 Eucalyptus Snout Beetle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The eucalyptus snout beetle, Gonipterus scutellatus, or Australian gum-tree weevil, is native to Australia and was discovered for the first time in California in Summerland, Santa Barbara County on May 21, 1996, by University of California, Riverside entomology students.
Economic Importance: The adults and larvae of the eucalyptus snout beetle can defoliate a eucalyptus tree causing malformation of the branches, and may eventually kill branches and entire trees.
Distribution: The eucalyptus snout beetle can be a severe pest of eucalyptus in its native Australia.
www.countyofsb.org /agcomm/html/snout.htm   (366 words)

The adult is a small inconspicuous dull-colored beetle with its head extended into a long down-curving snout resembling the trunk of an elephant.
This snout is used by the female to drill holes in which the eggs are laid.
When the flower buds or "squares" appear, the female uses the chewing jaws on the end of her snout to drill a deep hole in the bud where she lays a single egg.
www.newton.dep.anl.gov /natbltn/200-299/nb256.htm   (685 words)

 UC IPM: UC Management Guidelines for Fuller Rose Beetle on Citrus
The beetle itself does not generally cause economic damage in citrus but the presence of eggs on fruit exported to Japan will require that the shipment be fumigated.
Fuller rose beetle adults feed along the margins of citrus leaves, creating notches and leaving a characteristic sharp, ragged appearance.
If Fuller rose beetle has been a problem in your orchard in the past, the best strategy is to prevent the flightless adults from reaching the canopy by using skirt pruning and trunk treatments.
www.ipm.ucdavis.edu /PMG/r107300311.html?printpage   (923 words)

 Beetle Gift Shop - Beetle Gifts, Beetle poster, Beetle Books
This unique, high quality, paperweight has a snout beetle in it.
Beetles Poster - From the ugly to the beautiful, beetles are one of the largest and most diverse groups of insects.
Small Insect Paperweight - Shining Beetle - This can be used as a small paperweight or as a classroom specimen.
www.naturepavilion.com /beetles.htm   (1404 words)

 ARS | Publication request: MODELING CARRYING CAPACITY FOR OXYOPS VITIOSA (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE), A BIOLOGICAL ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Australian melaleuca snout beetle, Oxyops vitiosa, was introduced to south Florida U.S.A. as a biological control agent of the invasive tree during the spring of 1997.
As part of ongoing post-release evaluations of this weevil, we questioned what is the sustainable population density that can be maintained by the insect when fully exploiting the melaleuca foliage, or what is the carrying capacity for larvae.
Technical Abstract: The Australian melaleuca snout beetle, Oxyops vitiosa, was introduced to south Florida U.S.A. as a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia during the spring of 1997.
www.ars.usda.gov /research/publications/publications.htm?SEQ_NO_115=138076   (519 words)

 Seed Treatment, Bulletin 638, Definition Of Treated Seed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A small snout beetle, it flies and sometimes infests grain in the field before harvest.
Lesser Grain Borer--This is a small beetle, dark brown to fl with its head turned down under the front part of the body.
Confused Flour Beetle--The confused flour beetle, saw-toothed grain beetle and flat grain beetle are commonly referred to as "bran bugs." The confused flour beetle is reddish-brown and is one of the most common storage insects both in elevators and mills.
ohioline.osu.edu /b638/638_1.html   (529 words)

 Camellia beasts: Weevils
Thus a combat in camellias would be a nuisance, as long as the source is not clear, and if that should be spotted, beetles cannot be destroyed there because the source plant is too large.
You may take a flashlight and gather beetles at night: Young beetles have to feed at least 3-4 weeks before they are matured to lay eggs.
Beetles: When beetles occur under glass, nematodes are not send, it is too cold outside.
camellia-ics.org /_ics/pest/weevil.htm   (1249 words)

 Coleoptera (the beetles)
This insect, along with June Bugs, is a member of the largest beetle family, the Scarab Beetle Family, of which there are about 1,300 North American species.
The Snout Beetle Family is one of the largest insect families (over 2,500 species just in North America), and that's lucky because they're also one of the easiest families to identify.
the Boll Weevil of cotton-eating fame is a snout beetle.
www.backyardnature.net /coleopte.htm   (555 words)

 FanFiction.Net : Dictionary & Thesaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
snoute, probably of Scand, or Low German origin; cf.
(b) The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles.
[1913 Webster] Snout beetle (Zool.), any one of many species of beetles having an elongated snout and belonging to the tribe Rhynchophora; a weevil.
www.fanfiction.net /dictionary.php?word=snout   (138 words)

 Insect Parasitic Nematode Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Field efficacy of 2 strains of entomopathogenic nematode, Heterorhabditis bacteriophora Poinar, were examined against alfalfa snout beetle larvae, Otiorhynchus ligustici (L.), in an established alfalfa field.
Oswego also reduced the incidence of snout beetle larval feeding and alfalfa stand death.
Oswego could be found in 73-99% of the soil cores during the 1st growing season and persisted for the entire 700 d of the trial.
www.oardc.ohio-state.edu /nematodes/getone.asp?id=6348   (273 words)

The Snout Beetle is tiny and has six legs and two feelers from a pointed snout
This picture is from the following website the only difference to the one in my garden is that my one seems to have a light coloured line down the middle of the back.
Since first writing about the Snout Beetle some members have queried whether this creature is the same as the Vine Weevil referred to in overseas books and even if it is found in South Africa.
www.fuchsiasoc.co.za /interest.htm   (563 words)

 Laboratory characterization of Steinernema carpocapsae , S. feltiae , and Heterorhabditis ...
Multi-piece sand column assays were used to investigate the dispersal of the nematodes and the competition for hosts among the nematode species at different depths.
S. carpocapsae NY001 showed the highest penetration in all tested life stages of the alfalfa snout beetle (adult, first, and fourth instar larvae) while H. bacteriophora Oswego showed the lowest penetration rates in all life stages.
S. feltiae Valko showed intermediate penetration rates but could not be separated statistically from S. carpocapsae NY001 in the adult beetle, from H. bacteriophora Oswego in the first instar larva, and from either of the nematodes in the fourth instar larva.
www.ent.iastate.edu /sip/2005/node/354   (409 words)

 Insect and Related Pests of Strawberry
Adult is l/10 inch long, chestnut brown with 2 fl spots on its back and is a snout beetle often called the "clipper" because of the type of damage.
Adult is 1/2 inch long, plump, rough-surfaced, mottled grayish and fl and is a snout beetle.
Adult beetle is 1/4 inch long, dark gray to brown, oval in shape and has clublike antennae.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /depts/ent/notes/Fruits/NoteS-1.html   (1606 words)

 Biological Control Insects for Aquatic and Wetland Weeds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The scientists are closely examining the release sites; it may be some time before it is known whether or not the melaleuca snout beetles are proliferating.
Oxyops vitiosa, Melaleuca snout beetle, larva feeding on melaleuca leaf
Oxyops vitiosa, Melaleuca snout beetle, larvae feeding on melaleuca leavesrong
aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu /melbio.html   (176 words)

 Australian Bug Imported to Fight Pesky Plant in U.S. Everglades   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A stubby Australian beetle is taking a bite out of one of Florida's most noxious pest plants, just as federal scientists hoped when they released the bug into the Everglades more than four years ago.
The first insect, the melaleuca snout beetle, is doing even better than researchers had expected in nibbling the tree's buds and new leaves, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Already, some small melaleuca trees are dying after the beetles ate their leaves and stopped them from flowering.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2001/09/0910_wireaustrailabug.html   (439 words)

 melaleuca snout beetle - Oxyops vitiosa (Pascoe)
One of these insects is the melaleuca snout beetle or weevil Oxyops vitiosa.
This insect was released in Florida in 1997 after Australian field studies and laboratory testing demonstrated the weevil would reproduce only on melaleuca.
Field colonization of the melaleuca snout beetle (Oxyops vitiosa) in south Florida.
creatures.ifas.ufl.edu /beneficial/melaleuca_weevil.htm   (1402 words)

 Midwest Biological Control News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
, Rhizotrogus majalis, and mature alfalfa snout beetle larvae, Otiorhynchus ligustici.
It moves well through the soil and is very effective in locating and infecting alfalfa snout beetle larvae feeding on
Although nematode populations eventually declined to 10% of the level present in the soil shortly after application, this was probably a result of the declining host insect presence in the plots over time.
www.entomology.wisc.edu /mbcn/nema305.html   (184 words)

 Bugs Try to Save   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Plucking a grayish-fl snout beetle from his plastic box, Shaw slipped the bug onto the tip of a slender young melaleuca tree pulled toward the ground.
In its homeland of Australia, the insect nibbles on the growing tips of melaleuca seedlings and saplings, stunting their ability to drop seeds and spread.
Scientists, environmental regulators, and governments have waited anxiously for Saturday's release, which followed five years of snout beetle studies conducted under tight security in Gainesville.
www.floridaplants.com /melaleuc.htm   (271 words)

 Weevils or Snout Beetles (Curculionidae) - Chris Schuster
Weevils can easily be identified by their long snout (therefore the name snout beetle) which they use to suck on fruits, grain, seeds, leafs, roots and other plant materials.
The Curculionidae family is the largest beetle family with more than 60.000 species in the whole world and about 1.200 species in Europe.
On the other hand there are also large snout beetles such as Liparus glarirostris on the pictures above which is the largest weevil in Germany.
www.chris-schuster.com /Curculionidae   (160 words)

 Arizona Cactus Sales - Agave Snout Nosed Beetle Tips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
They are the reason why one day your Agave looks beautiful and fine and the next day it's collapsed.
The beetle drills a hole in the heart of your agave then lays eggs.
Once the eggs hatch the new grubs start to eat the heart of the plant.
www.arizonacactussales.com /tips/snout_beetle.htm   (167 words)

 File: <CH-41
Eucalyptus trees had few insect pests of diseases for over a century in California   However, a community of at least three feeding guilds of isnects, including borers, defoliators and sap-feeding insects gradually invaded and are not posing serious threats to the survival of some eucalyptus species (Paine et al, 2000).
Of particular importance are the Longhorn borers, Phoracantha semipunctata F., P. recurva; Tortoise beetle, Trachymela sloanei, Snout beetle, Gonipterus scutellatus Gyllenhal, Blue gum psyllid, Ctenarytaina eucalypti, red gum lerp psyllid, Glycaspis brimblecombei.
nitens (Girault) was imported from South Africa to combat Eucalyptus Snout Beetle.
faculty.ucr.edu /~legneref/biotact/ch-41.htm   (455 words)

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