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How do Boll Weevil insects destroy cotton plants?

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Yes they do and they'll destroy grain, fruit, vegetables, and Cigarette's.

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Boll Weevil destroys cotton plants Boll Weevil destroys cotton plants

The Boll Weevil eats cotton plants.

They eat the buds off the cotton plants. The boll weevil does not destroy the cotton plant directly, it destroys the boll wherein grows the cotton and its seeds.

The Boll Weevil lays it's eggs in the boll (flower) of the cotton plants, and when the eggs hatch the larvae eat through the plant. As well as the adult weevils eating the buds of cotton plants and just all around eating the plant.

The Bool Weevil is a small beetle that eats cotton plants.

The boll weevil got it's name because it is a weevil, which is a type of beetle. It is called a boll weevil because it eats the bolls of young cotton plants along with the buds.

Historically, the cotton boll weevil (see http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/feb03/boll0203.htm ) was extremely damaging to cotton. There are other insects known, but this one just about destroyed the Southern cotton farmer.

It's an insect that loves cotton plants and it looks like a flea, but bigger.

The boll weevil is a type of beetle that feeds and develops only on cotton plants, and closely related plants. This ends up destroying crops and large plantations in the 1800's, and even to this day.

It still exists today. Cotton farmers have a deadline each fall to turn the soil and bury the leftover cotton plants that are still on the ground after picking of the cotton boll.

No, because not all insects do the same thing. For example a Ladybug helps plants by eating the bugs that destroy the plant.

Insecticides are pesticides that that are used by farmers to control plants and animals and also used to destroy insects.

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The boll weevil is a beetle that has a drill like mouth that can drill into nuts and grains. this little thing will also be in cigars. If it doesn't drill into the grain, nut, etc it will excrete a acid that will soften the grain, nut, etc.This thing is extremely destructive to cotton plants.

are all plants pollinated by insects

The Boll weevil is the best known example - see related link for more details. Also bollworm, pink bollworm, and lygus bugs are serious problems.

Heavy rains/flooding, or crops/plants that destroy the nutrients in the soil (like the cotton plant).

Cotton is obtained from cotton plants fruits after ripening of these fruits.

Cotton originates on cotton plants.

some worms and caterpillars cause damage to cotton plants like the tobacco budworm and bollworm even army worms and cutworms, cotton fleahopper, aphids there are some others but they cause less damage like stinkbugs, ants, lady beetles, damsel bugs, assassin bugs even some spiders and mites

Most flowering plants are pollinated by insects.

Insects help plants in pollination

yes cotton plants do need water for it to bloom and produce cotton

There is no war between plants and insects. They live together.

Insects visit plants because they are attracted to the colors. Once insects reach the plants, they help to pollinate them.


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