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Bibliography on weevils that eat bromeliads

Alvarez del Hierro, D.R. 1997. Biología reproductiva de crianza en el laboratorio de Admontia sp. (Diptera: Tachinidae), parasitoide de Metamasius quadrilineatus Champion (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Tesis Ingeniero Agrónomo, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, El Zamorano, Honduras. xi + 41 p.

Alvarez del Hierro, D.R., Cave, R.D. 1999. Ecología de Metamasius quadrilineatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) y Admontia sp. (Diptera: Tachinidae) en tres bosques montanos de Honduras. Ceiba 40: 43-49.

Anderson, R.S. 2002. The Dryophthoridae of Costa Rica and Panama: Checklist with keys, new synonymy and descriptions of new species of Cactophagus, Mesocordylus, Metamasius and Rhodobaenus (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Zootaxa 80: 1-94. [Available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2002f/zt00080.pdf

Anzaldo García, A.V. 2004. Biología de Lixophaga sp. (Diptera: Tachinidae), un agente de control biológico del picudo de las bromelias Metamasius quadrilineatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Tesis Ingeniero Agrónomo, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, El Zamorano, Honduras. 17 p.

Barber, H.S. 1920. A new tropical weevil from Florida and Cuba. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 22: 150-152, pl. 8.

Bartels, W. 2001. Bromeliads under attack. Linkages, Newsletter of the UF Center for Natural Resources. (Spring 2001): 2.

Beadle, D. 1997. Untitled [Metamasius callizona in Sarasota County]. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 17(1): 6.

Brown, K. 2001. Observations of bromeliad weevil in southwest Florida. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 21(3): 11-12.

Bondar, G. 1942. Notas entomológicas da Baía. X. Revista de Entomologia, Rio de Janeiro 13: 225-274.

Cave, R.D. 1996. Bromeliad weevil biocontrol project, student thesis project outline, August 1996-December 1997. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 16(2): 8-9.

Cave, R.D. 1997. Admontia sp., a potential biological control agent of Metamasius callizona in Florida. Journal of the Bromeliad Society 47: 244-249.

Cave, R.D. 1998. Bromeliads in Honduras. Journal of the Bromeliad Society 48: 165-168.

Cave, R.D. 2008. Lixadmontia franki Wood and Cave released to control the Mexican bromeliad weevil. Tachinid Times 21: 12-14.

Cave, R.D. 2008. Biological control of the Mexican bromeliad weevil. Biocontrol News and Information 29: 1N-2N.

Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H., Larson, B.C., Owen, M. 2003. Exploration for parasitoids of bromeliad weevils in Mesoamerica.  Journal of the Bromeliad Society 53: 243-249, 261-265.

Cave, R.D., Cooper, T.M., Frank, J.H. 2010. Mexican Bromeliad Weevil Report July-September 2010. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 30(4): 16-17. [the report written for April-June 2010 was not published]

Cave, R.D., Cooper, T.M., Frank, J.H. 2011. Mexican bromeliad weevil report October December 2010. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 31(1): 11-12.

Cave, R.D., Cooper, T.M., Frank, J.H. 2011. Mexican bromeliad weevil report January March 2011. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 31(2): 21-22.

Cave, R.D., Cooper, T.M., Frank, J.H. 2011. Mexican bromeliad weevil report July September 2011. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 31(4): 20-21.

Cave, R.D., Duetting, P. S., Creel, O.R., Branch, C.L. 2006. Biology of Metamasius mosieri (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae), with a description of the larval and pupal stages. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99: 1146-1153.

Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H. 2006. Mexican Bromeliad Weevil Biological Control Report. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 26(1): 11-12.

Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H. 2006. Mexican Bromeliad Weevil Biological Control Report. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 26(2): 11.

Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H., Cooper, T.M. 2010. Mexican Bromeliad Weevil Report October-December 2009. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 30(1): 18-20.

Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H., Cooper, T.M. 2010. Mexican Bromeliad Weevil Report October-December 2009. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 30(2): 16-17. [the title was given incorrectly, the report is for January-March 2010]

Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H., Suazo, A. 2006. Mexican Bromeliad Weevil Biological Control Report. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 26(4): 8-10.

Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H., Suazo, A. 2007. Mexican Bromeliad Weevil Biological Control Report. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 27(1): 20-23.

Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H., Cooper, T.M., Suazo, A. 2007. Mexican bromeliad weevil biological control report. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 27(2): 20-21.

Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H., Cooper, T.M., Burton, M.S. 2007. Mexican bromeliad weevil biological control report October 13, 2007. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 27(4): 12-13.

Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H., Cooper, T.M., Burton, M.S. 2008. Mexican bromeliad weevil report January 12, 2008. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 28(1): 12-13.

Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H., Cooper, T.M., Burton, M.S. 2008. Mexican bromeliad weevil report. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 28(2): 26-27.

Champion, G.C. 1913. Coleoptera, &c., in bromeliads. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 49: 2-7.

Champion, G.C. 1917. A new barid from a Costa Rican bromeliad. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 53: 223-224.

Cooper, T.M. 2006. Ecological and demographic trends and patterns of Metamasius callizona (Chevrolat), an invasive bromeliad-eating weevil, and Florida’s native bromeliads. M.S. thesis, Univ. Florida, 69 pp.

Cooper, T.M. 2008. Seasonality and abundance of Metamasius callizona (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae), an invasive insect herbivore, on two species of Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae) in Florida. Journal of Natural History 42: 2721-2734.

Cooper, T.M. 2009. An assessment of a biological control agent, Lixadmontia franki (Diptera: Tachinidae), to control Metamasius callizona (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), an invasive herbivore destroying Florida's native bromeliads. PhD dissertation, Univ. Florida, 104 pp.

Cooper, T.M., Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H. 2012. Mexican bromeliad weevil report. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 32(2): 22-23.

Cooper, T.M., Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H. 2012. Mexican bromeliad weevil report. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 32(4): 21-22.

Cooper, T.M., Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H. 2013. Mexican bromeliad weevil report 12 January 2013. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 33(1): 14-16 [this is the report for late 2012].

Cooper, T.M., Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H. 2013. Mexican bromeliad weevil report 12 January 2013. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 33(2): 11-12 [despite the title, this is the report for January-March 2013].

Cooper, T.M., Cave, R.D., Frank, J.H. 2013. Mexican bromeliad weevil report. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 33(4): 13-14 [this was the last printed Newsletter thereafter all were published only online and without pagination published reports from January 2006 to November 2013 too are now online at http://fcbs.org/].

Cooper, T.M., Frank, J.H., Cave, R.D. 2014. Loss of phytotelmata due to an invasive bromeliad-eating weevil and its potential effects on faunal diversity and biogeochemical cycles. Acta Oecologica 54: 51-56.

Cooper, T.M., Frank, J.H. 2014. Description of the larval instars of Lixadmontia franki (Diptera: Tachinidae). Florida Entomologist 97: 1002-1014.

Cooper, T.M., Frank, J.H., Cave, R.D., Burton, M.S., Dawson, J.S., Smith, B.W. 2011. Release and monitoring of a potential bi ological control agent, Lixadmontia franki, to control an invasive bromeliad-eating weevil, Metamasius callizona, in Florida. Biological Control 59: 319-325.

Creel, O.R. 2000. The evil weevil: What will Florida lose? The Palmetto 19(4): 10-11, 14-16.

Creel, O.R. 2002. Off the net. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 22(2): 17-19.

Falanghe, O. 1948. Constatação de uma coleobroca como praga de abacaxi. O Biológico 14: 165-167.

Frank, J.H. 1993a. Metamasius callizona: news update. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 13(3): 3.

Frank, J.H. 1993b. A bromeliad-killing weevil in Florida. The Frontrunners (Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association Chapter) (Sept. 1993) 1(9): 2 p.

Frank, J.H. 1993c. Update on Metamasius callizona (the bromeliad-killing weevil). Newsletter, Bromeliad Guild of Tampa Bay (Oct. 1993): 9-10.

Frank, J.H. 1994a. Metamasius callizona [a status report]. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 14(1): 2-3.

Frank, J.H. 1994b. Metamasius callizona: no new spread found in southwestern Florida. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 14(4): 11.

Frank, J.H. 1996a. Weevil update - January 1996. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 16(1): 2.

Frank, J.H. 1997a. Protection of Florida's native bromeliads by control of Metamasius callizona. Journal of the Bromeliad Society 47: 60-64.

Frank, J.H. 1997b. Report to FCBS. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 17(4): 6.

Frank, J.H. 1998a. Weevil update. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 18(2): 6-7.

Frank, J.H. 1998b. Weevil update. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 18(3): 19.

Frank, J.H. 1999a. Weevil report. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 19(l): 4-5.

Frank, J.H. 1999b. Metamasius callizona in 16 south Florida counties. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 19(2): 6-7.

Frank, J.H. 1999c. Which native bromeliads does Metamasius callizona attack? Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 19(3): 8-9.

Frank, J.H. 1999d. Bromeliad-eating weevils. Selbyana 20: 40-48.

Frank, J.H. 1999e. Further spread of the weevil Metamasius callizona in Florida. Journal of the Bromeliad Society 49: 206-209.

Frank, J.H. 2000. Florida's native bromeliads imperilled by exotic evil weevil. The Palmetto 19(4): 6-9, 12.

Frank, J.H. 2002. Why don’t we wipe out Metamasius callizona (Mexican bromeliad weevil) with chemicals? Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 22(2): 10-14.

Frank, J.H., Cave, R.D. 2005. Metamasius callizona in destroying Florida's native bromeliads [p. 91-101 in ] Hoddle, M. (ed.) Second International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Davos, Switzerland, September 12-16, 2005. USDA Forest Service Publication FHTET-2005-08. Vol. 1.

Frank, J.H., Cooper, T.M., Larson, B.C. 2006. Metamasius callizona (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae): longevity and fecundity in the Laboratory. Florida Entomologist 89: 208-211.

Frank, J.H., Fish, D. 2008. Potential biodiversity loss in Florida bromeliad phytotelmata due to Metamasius callizona (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae), an invasive species. Florida Entomologist 91: 1-8.

Frank, J.H., Giardina, D., Andrus, T. 2011. Exploration in Guatemala and Belize for more parasitoids to use against Metamasius callizona in Florida. Journal of the Bromeliad Society 61: 112-115.

Frank, J.H., Giardina, D., Andrus, T., Monzón, J. 2007. Searching in Guatemala for more parasitoids to use against Metamasius callizona in Florida. Journal of the Bromeliad Society 57: 253-258. [Note that captions of Figs. 3 and 4 were inadvertently transposed by the publisher].

Frank, J.H., McCoy, C.W. 1992. The immigration of insects to Florida, with a tabulation of records published since 1970. Florida Entomologist 75: 1-28.

Frank, J.H., McCoy, C.W. 1993. The introduction of insects into Florida. Florida Entomologist 76: 1-53.

Frank, J.H., Thomas, M.C. 1991a. Metamasius callizona kills bromeliads in southeastern Florida. Journal of the Bromeliad Society 41: 107-108.

Frank, J.H., Thomas, M.C. 1991b. Metamasius callizona in four counties in south Florida. Journal of the Bromeliad Society 41: 253-255.

Frank, J.H., Thomas, M.C. 1994a. The homeland of Metamasius callizona. Journal of the Bromeliad Society 44: 173-176.

Frank, J.H., Thomas, M.C. 1994b. Metamasius callizona (Chevrolat) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), an immigrant pest, destroys bromeliads in Florida. Canadian Entomologist 126: 673-682.

García Gavilánez, M.S. 2005. Fecundidad de cf. Lixophaga (Diptera: Tachinidae) y parasitismo artificial de Metamasius quadrilineatus (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae) como forma alterna para su producción masiva. Tesis Ingeniero Agrónomo, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, El Zamorano, Honduras. 36 p.

Gowdey, C.C. 1923. The principal agricultural pests of Jamaica. Department of Agriculture, Jamaica, Entomological Bulletin 2: [i-vi], 1-80, i-vi.

Hornung-Leoni, C.T., Márquez, J., Bueno-Villegas, J. 2013. Arthropods associated with Tillandsia deppeana (Bromeliaceae) from Hidalgo state, Mexico, with three first state records of Coleoptera species. Entomological News 122: 469-476 (‘2011’).

Larson, B.C. 2001. Weevil project update July 14, 2001. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 21(3): 13-16.

Larson, B.C. 2002. Weevil project update October 13, 2001. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 22(1): 13-14.

Larson, B.C. 2002. Weevil project update January 12, 2002. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 22(1): 15-16.

Larson, B.C. 2003. Weevil report January 11, 2003. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 22(3): 10-14.

Larson, B.C. 2003. Weevil report April 12, 2003. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 22(4): 10-14.

Larson, B.C. 2003. Weevil report July 12, 2003. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 22(4): 7-10.

Larson, B.C. 2004. Weevil report April 10, 2004. Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies, Newsletter 23(1): 13-18.

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