Impact of seed predators on the herb Baptista lanceolata (Fabales: Fabacae).

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Leguminous seeds are a concentrated source of nutrition (Brashier 2000). In a nutrient-poor habitat, these seeds are important resources for many of the animal species residing there. Several insect predators are known to feed on Baptisia seeds. One such insect is Apion rostrum Say (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a weevil that feeds on seeds of several wild indigo species. Females lay eggs in developing seed pods where the larvae eat the seeds.

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Horn, Scott & Hanula., James L. September 1, 2004.

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  • Savannah River Forest Station
    Publisher Info: USDA Forest Service, Savannah River, New Ellenton, SC
    Place of Publication: New Ellenton, South Carolina

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Leguminous seeds are a concentrated source of nutrition (Brashier 2000). In a nutrient-poor habitat, these seeds are important resources for many of the animal species residing there. Several insect predators are known to feed on Baptisia seeds. One such insect is Apion rostrum Say (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a weevil that feeds on seeds of several wild indigo species. Females lay eggs in developing seed pods where the larvae eat the seeds.

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  • Journal Name: Florida Entomologist; Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 3

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  • Grant Number: AI09-00SR22188
  • DOI: 10.1653/0015-4040(2004)087[0398:IOSPOT]2.0.CO;2 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 859306
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc779253

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  • September 1, 2004

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Horn, Scott & Hanula., James L. Impact of seed predators on the herb Baptista lanceolata (Fabales: Fabacae)., article, September 1, 2004; New Ellenton, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc779253/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.