Genus Curculio - Nut and Acorn Weevils
On the biologies of the Rhynchophora of North AmericaBy Pierce, W.D.
Nebraska State Board of Agriculture Zoological Report (1907): 247-319., 1907
Pierce, W.D. 1907. On the biologies of the Rhynchophora of North America. Nebraska State Board of Agriculture Zoological Report (1907): 247-319.
In the place of submitting myself a report for publication this year in the annual volume of the State Board of Agriculture, it has seemed to me appropriate to print a thesis for an advanced degree which was offered by one of the students in this department last year. Mr. Pierce has devoted a long time to the study of the biology, life histories, and activities of the group of weevils which are so numerous in every situation and so destructive to all varieties of plant life. The primary element in meeting their ravages is to secure knowledge of what particular form is at work and in what manner it carries out its devastations, what parts of the food plant are attacked and where the different phases of its life cycle are passed.
A catalog of Coleoptera of America North of Mexico. Curculionidae: Acicnemidinae, Cossoninae, Rhytirrhininae, Molytinae...By O'Brien C.W.
USDA Agric. handbook 529-143g. 49 pp., 1997
Full title: A catalog of Coleoptera of America North of Mexico. Family: Curculionidae. Subfamilies: Acicnemidinae, Cossoninae, Rhytirrhininae, Molytinae, Petalochilinae, Trypetidinae, Dryophthorinae, Tachygoninae, Thecesterninae
Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea, excluding Scolytinae and Platypodinae) of the YukonBy Anderson R.S.
In: Danks H.V., Downes J.A. (Eds.), Insects of the Yukon. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), Ottawa: 523–5, 1997
Detailed accounts of 65 spp. (distribution, habitats, host plants) with general insight into the composition and origins of the boreal NA weevil fauna.
Weevils of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, Ithyceridae, and Curculionidae).By Janet C. Ciegler.
Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. 276 pp., 2010
Ciegler, J. C. 2010. Weevils of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, Ithyceridae, and Curculionidae). Biota of South Carolina. Vol. 6. Clemson University, Clemson, S. C. 276 pp.
This book contains keys, descriptions, drawings, and photographs of 522 species of weevils found or likely to occur in South Carolina, USA (exclusive of Scolytinae and Apioninae).
Appendices include host plants, new state records, aquatic and semiaquatic forms.
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Weevils attacking fruit trees in WashingtonBy E.H. Beers et al.
Proceedings of the 77th Annual Western Orchard Pest & Disease Management Conference, Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA, 2003
This helpful source of rather general import provides a comprehensive list of Curculionidae (50 spp.) known to attack tree fruits in North America, including host plant records, economic importance, common names, etc., as well as 22 quality photographs of various weevil spp. and host damage.
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Insects and Arachnids of Canada Series, Part 25. Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae.By Donald E. Bright, Patrice Bouchard. 2008.
NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2008
Bright, D.E. & P. Bouchard. 2008. Insects and Arachnids of Canada Series, Part 25. Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 327 pp.
The Insects and Arachnids of Canada Series, Part 25, focuses on a group of Canadian and Alaskan weevils in the subfamily Entiminae. Several species of this broad-nosed weevil subfamily are detrimental to agriculture and forestry. This handbook provides information about 49 genera and 123 species. It includes a key to the subfamilies of the Canadian Curculionidae, a key to the genera of Entiminae, and keys to the species in each genus, where required. The volume describes each species, with observations on weevil biology and host plants, and provides maps illustrating species distribution.
Rhynchophora or weevils of North Eastern AmericaBy Blatchley and Leng.
Nature Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana. 682 pp., 1916
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Willis Stanley Blatchley, Charles William Leng. 1916. Rhynchophora or weevils of North Eastern America. Nature Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana. 682 pp.
This work was begun by the senior author, W. S. Blatchley, as a continuation or supplement to his "Coleoptera or Beetles of Indiana,'' published in 1910. After about one-third of the manuscript had been completed the junior author. Chas. W. Leng, wrote that he had a similar work in progress on the Atlantic Coast species of Rhynchophora and proposed that the two works be combined and the geographical scope enlarged so as to include the United States and Canada east of the Mississippi River. After due consideration the arrangement of a joint authorship was agreed upon, the works as begun were merged, enlarged and mostly rewritten, and the book as issued is the result.