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Title: Seed-feeding insects impacting globemallow seed production

Author: Hammon, Robert; Franklin, Melissa;

Date: 2012

Source: Native Plants Journal. 13(2): 95-97.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Weevils (Anthonomus sphaeralciae Fall [Coleoptera: Curculionidae]), which attack flowers and developing seeds, can significantly impact globemallow Sphaeralcea spp. A. St.-Hil. (Malvaceae) seed production without a grower even noticing there was insect damage. This weevil damaged almost one-quarter of the flowers in a seed production field in Delta County, Colorado, during 2007.

Keywords: Sphaeralcea, Anthonomus, Malvaceae, weevils

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Hammon, Robert; Franklin, Melissa. 2012. Seed-feeding insects impacting globemallow seed production. Native Plants Journal. 13(2): 95-97.


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