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Utah

Entomology

1966

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Behavior Patterns Of The Adult Alfalfa Weevil In Cache Valley, Utah, J. Wanless Southwick May 1966

Behavior Patterns Of The Adult Alfalfa Weevil In Cache Valley, Utah, J. Wanless Southwick

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The alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica (Gyllenhal), was first found in the United States in Salt Lake City, Utah, during 1904 (Titus, 1910b). It spread form this point of original introduction and partially infested Cache Valley by 1912 (Titus, 1913).

The alfalfa weevil has become one of the more important insect problems currently affecting American agriculture. Recently, this problem has attracted national attention because of the development of resistance to insecticides by the alfalfa weevil, the outlawing of certain pesticides for use on forage crops and the rapid spread of the alfalfa weevil to new areas.

With this increased attention, many ...