Hampea Schlecht.: Possible Primary Host of the Cotton Boll Weevil

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Science  24 Mar 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3769, pp. 1568-1569
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3769.1568


The boll weevil severely in fests buds in natural stands of Hampea sp. in Veracrutz, Mexico. The geography atid ecology of these trees suggest that they mlay be the long-sought prilnary hiost of the boll weevil.