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- Reeves, Justin L., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Journal of insect behavior 2009 v.22 no.1 pp. 54-64
- Ceratophyllum demersum; Euhrychiopsis lecontei; Myriophyllum spicatum; biological control agents; host plants; insect behavior; invasive species; macrophytes; stems; turbidity; vision
- ... The aquatic milfoil weevil Euhrychiopsis lecontei Dietz (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is a specialist on Myriophyllum spp. and is used as a biological control agent for Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum L.), an invasive aquatic macrophyte. We show evidence that visual cues are important for plant detection by these weevils. Weevils had difficulty locating plants in dark conditions and wer ...