Bluegrass Billbug Sphenophorus parvulus Gyllenhal (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae)
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Aristizábal, Luis F., and Eileen Buss. 2016. “Bluegrass Billbug Sphenophorus Parvulus Gyllenhal (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae): EENY 652/IN1133, 4/2016”. EDIS 2016 (4):6. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-in1133-2016.

Abstract

This EDIS publication is an alternate version of a page published first on the Featured Creatures website. The Featured Creatures collection provides in-depth profiles of insects, nematodes, arachnids and other organisms relevant to Florida. These profiles are intended for the use of interested laypersons with some knowledge of biology as well as academic audiences. This 6-page fact sheet that discusses the bluegrass billbug was written by Luis F. Aristizábal and Eileen Buss, and published by the UF Entomology and Nematology Department, April 2016.

EENY-653/IN1133: Bluegrass Billbug Sphenophorus parvulus Gyllenhal (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae) (ufl.edu)

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