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Two Species of Musk Thistle (Carduus spp.) as Hosts of Rhinocyllus conicus

  • Norman E. Rees (a1)

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Plant growth, stem numbers per plant, receptacle diameters, number of Rhinocyllus conicus Froelich (Coleoptera:Curculionidae) larval cells per seed head, and mortality of the weevil within cells were monitored in infestations of the thistles Carduus thoermeri Weinmann and C. macrocephalus Deft. Both species of thistle provided similar seed head area for weevil development, and no differential effects on the biology of R. conicus were detected.

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Two Species of Musk Thistle (Carduus spp.) as Hosts of Rhinocyllus conicus

  • Norman E. Rees (a1)

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