How to use Boll-weevil in a sentence
The boll-weevil, preying on the cotton, is the most noxious of the insects.
The cotton boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis), a small grey weevil often called the Mexican boll weevil, is the most serious pest of cotton in the United States, where the damage done by it in 1907 was estimated at about £5,000,000.
The Indians in part of Guatemala raise cotton, although the boll weevil is abundant.
Mr Cook also found that the boll weevil was attacked, killed and eaten by an ant-like creature, the " kelep."
Special interest attaches to experiments made in the United States to endeavour to raise races of cotton resistant to the boll weevil.Advertisement