Seed-feeding insects impacting globemallow seed production

R. Hammon, M. Franklin
2012 Native Plants Journal  
Weevils (Anthonomus sphaera/ciae 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. Hammon R, Franklin M. 2012. Seed-feeding insects impacting globemallow seed production. Native Plants journal 13(2):95-97.
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doi:10.3368/npj.13.2.95 fatcat:fvbr2pqhkfb4bm7fcw4tuhikpy