boll weevil

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boll weevil

n.
1. A small gray or brown weevil (Anthonomus grandis) of southern North America and Central America that damages cotton crops by laying eggs in and feeding on buds and bolls.
2. Informal A conservative white Southern Democrat in the US House of Representatives, especially during the second half of the 20th century.

boll weevil

n
(Animals) a greyish weevil, Anthonomus grandis, of the southern US and Mexico, whose larvae live in and destroy cotton bolls. See also weevil1

boll′ wee′vil


n.
a snout beetle, Anthonomus grandis, that attacks the bolls of cotton.
[1890–95, Amer.]

boll weevil

- From Old English wifel, "beetle," and boll, the pod of the cotton plant, which this beetle attacks.
See also related terms for pod.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boll weevil - greyish weevil that lays its eggs in cotton bolls destroying the cottonboll weevil - greyish weevil that lays its eggs in cotton bolls destroying the cotton
weevil - any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles
Anthonomus, genus Anthonomus - weevils destructive of cultivated plants
Translations

boll weevil

nBaumwollkapselkäfer m
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Showler (2002) demonstrated that the boll weevil is less inclined to use kaolin-coated cotton plants for feeding and oviposition, indicating that visual stimuli are important for the recognition of cotton plants by cotton boll weevil.
Perhaps you have heard of the cotton boll weevil, pea, bean, pepper or the highly destructive strawberry weevil?
while 2% rutin stimulated feeding of the American grasshopper, Schistocerca americana Drury (Orthoptera: Acrididae), and rutin was a feeding stimulant of the cotton boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis Boheman (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), while quercitrin was a feeding deterrent of the cotton boll weevil (Bird & Hedin 1986; Louveaux et al.
The seeds were in fact genetically modified seeds by multinational monster corporation Monsanto--MON on the New York Stock Exchange for those out of the loop--which promised farmers that with GM cotton seed, never again would they have to deal with the evil cotton boll weevil, a pestilence that destroyed about half their annual crop.
Este trabajo fue financiado por el Common Fund for Commodities a traves del "Project on Integrated Pest Management of the Cotton Boll Weevil in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay CFC/ICAC/04".
THE COTTON BOLL WEEVIL (Anthonomus grandis Boheman) first appeared in the USA in 1892 near Brownsville, TX (Parencia, 1978, 1-17; 62-68).
Biggers' work with the Academy, he is currently involved in studying the genetics of the cotton boll weevil and over the years has published his work in such journals as: The Journal of Heredity, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Journal of Fish Biology, and of course the Journal of The Tennessee Academy of Science.
rufus (Riley) have been identified as primary parasitoids of the cotton boll weevil in the United States and Mexico and might parasitize other species (Cross & Chesnut 1971).