A trapping scheme was devised for sampling the pine root collar weevil, Hylobius radicis, in mature red pine plantations in Wisconsin. Adult weevils were trapped throughout the 1986 field season, and the method appears sensitive enough to discern temporal and spatial trends. The number of weevils caught was higher in stands symptomatic of the general condition currently labelled Red Pine Decline and Mortality. In some stands there was a strong tendency for trap catches to be particularly high near certain trees. Seasonal trends and sex ratios were compared with published reports of H. radicis activity in Michigan.
Raffa, Kenneth F. and Hall, David J.
"Seasonal Occurrence of Pine Root Collar Weevil, Hylobius Radicis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in Red Pine Stands Undergoing Decline,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 21
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol21/iss2/4