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Adults of the Waterfern Weevil, Stenopelmus rufinasus Gyllenhal (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Feed on a Non-Host Plant, Salvinia minima Baker, in Louisiana

Author:
Parys, Katherine A., Tewari, Sunil, Johnson, Seth J.
Source:
The Coleopterists Bulletin 2015 v.69 no.2 pp. 316-318
ISSN:
0010-065X
Subject:
Azolla, Curculionidae, Salvinia, adults, host specificity, plant pests, Louisiana
Abstract:
The waterfern weevil, Stenopelmus refinasus Gyllenhal, has previously been reported as host-specific, only feeding on plants in the genus Azolla. We report the first observations of S. rufinasus feeding on a non-host plant, Salvinia minima Baker, within the United States.
Agid:
61100
Handle:
10113/61100