Biology and natural control of the white pine weevil, Pissodes strobi (Peck), in Virginia
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Weevil flight and dispersal through a white pine plantation was studied by releasing 409 marked weevils at a central point within a l431-tree plantation and checking every tree at 5-day intervals. Weevils flew readily at the time of re1ease. Marked weevils were recorded throughout the plantation. which extended as far as 330 feet from the release point. A few weevils were observed on scattered white pines 200-300 yards from the release point beyond a hardwood barrier. Total numbers of weevils present on the leaders increased from April 26 to May 5, after which numbers steadily decreased. By June 15, only 20 weevils were observed on the leaders.
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