Emergence traps, flight traps, sweeping, and egg sampling were employed to determine fall termination of aestivation of the alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica, and patterns and timing of field reentry, and subsequent fall oviposition. Adult alfalfa weevils were found to terminate aestivation in wood edge field borders in mid-late October. Field reentry began in late October as a gradual process, starting at wooded field borders, with the field population equally dispersed by mid-November.
Barney, R. J.; Roberts, S. J.; Pausch, R. D.; and Armbrust, E. J.
"Fall Termination of Aestivation and Field Dispersal of the Alfalfa Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Illinois,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 11
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol11/iss4/6