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Favorite thing: Cotton boll weevil causes more damage to cotton in the United States than any other insect. Native to Central America, it was first reported in the United States in the fall of 1894 in Brownsville, Texas. The boll weevil spread rapidly through most cotton-growing areas in the Southeast. By 1922, it had infested more than 85 percent of the Cotton Belt, from central Texas to the Atlantic Coast and as far north as Virginia.
This pest lays its eggs inside the unripe cotton boll, and the young weevils then eat their way out.
It is brought under control by spraying. That is why you see the cropdusters all around the palntation areas.

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  • Written Nov 17, 2003
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