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Title: Pales Weevil
Author: Nord, John C.; Ragenovich, Iral; Doggett, Coleman A.;
Source: Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 104. [Asheville, NC:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Region State & Private Forestry
Publication Series: Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL)
Description: The pales weevil, Hylobius pales (Herbst),4 is the most serious insect pest of pine seedlings in the Eastern United States. Great numbers of adult weevils are attracted to freshly cutover pine lands where they breed in stumps and old root systems. Seedlings planted in freshly cut areas are injured or killed by adult weevils that feed on the stem bark. It is not uncommon to have 30 to 60 percent weevil-caused mortality among first-year seedlings in the South, and mortality of 90 percent or more has been recorded. In the North, pales weevil is also destructive to pine and other conifers grown for Christmas trees.
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Nord, John C.; Ragenovich, Iral; Doggett, Coleman A. 1984. Pales Weevil. Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 104. [Asheville, NC:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Region State & Private Forestry
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