Seasonal attack patterns on 'Hamlin' orange by the coffee bean weevil (Coleoptera: Anthribidae) in Florida
Florida Entomologist 651: 136-143
ISSN/ISBN: 0015-4040 DOI: 10.2307/3494153
Seasonal timing of attack on ripening oranges of the Hamlin variety by adults of Araecerus fasciculatus (Deg.) was determined in Lake County, Florida. Adults were attracted to the trees in August, as the fruits began to split, and consistently significant correlation coefficients were obtained between the counts of adult weevils and of split fruits on the same trees. Adult activity continued for 12-14 weeks until November each year in 1978-80.