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Puncturevine Weevils

Puncturevine Weevils

Price: Price Varies

Prices listed are per unit
1 unit = 250 weevils


From To $/each
1 9 $90.00
10 19 $87.00
20 49 $84.00
50 + $80.00

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Puncturevine Weevils

Biologically control your goathead problems!

We have available seasonally, from June/July to September 30th, the biological solution to these noxious weeds!

Female weevils chew into the side of a young (green) puncturevine bur, deposit eggs into the seed and seal it with fecal material. Females may deposit up to 324 eggs. Weevils grubs develop inside the seed and pupate therein. Each seed may produce 1-3 weevils. The life cycle from egg to adult requires about 25 days. Adult weevils may feed on the plant but do not cause appreciable damage to the plant. The number of generations per year depends on the climate. Adults overwinter in plant duff.

It is recommended that a minimum of 250 adults be released per acre on puncturevine in moderate infestations. Where major infestations are considered to be a factor, release rates of up to 500 adults per acre are considered to be appropriate. one unit = 250 weevils

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Shipments include a mixture of two adult weevil species:

Puncturevine Seed Weevil
Microlarinus Lareynii (Jacquilin du Val)
[Coleoptera: Curculionidae]

Puncturevine Stem Weevil
Microlarinus lypriformis (Wollaston)
[Coleoptera: Curculionidae].

Please note due to the process and live animal being shipped, should you need to cancel your order it must be done a minimum of 7 days prior to the actual ship date of your order, otherwise the shipment will proceed.

We do not offer returns and/or refunds as a standard policy however our customers satisfaction is priority and exceptions are known to be made. In order for us to ensure customer satisfaction and to determine legitimate claims versus fraudulent ones, we must hear from you regarding any issue the same day as receipt of order and/or within hours of delivery. The validity of any claim will only be valid and considered as such if notice has been given within the specified return policy time frame and even if such notice is given following the specified time frame this does not guarantee a refund or replacement as we must determine after further investigation. No exceptions will be made if the policy is not followed.


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