a1 Canadian Forest Service-Maritimes, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada E3B 5P7
a2 Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6
a3 Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada A1B 3X9
Hylobius congener, the seedling debarking weevil, is a pest of newly planted coniferous seedlings in clearcut forest in the Maritime provinces (Magasi 1988). Adult weevils feed on the bark of the seedlings, which are often girdled and killed. Pendrel (1990, pers. comm.) investigated the insect's life history and behavior, and a number of cultural and chemical controls. He developed combinations of control methods to match the variety of site types and cultural practices found, but recognized a need for a method that would be suitable across a variety of conditions.
(Received April 10 1994)
(Accepted February 07 1995)
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