CitationRogers, C. E., & Garrison, J. C. (1975). Seed destruction in indigobush Amorpha by a seed beetle. Journal of Range Management, 28(3), 241-242.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractThe seed pods of indigobush amorpha (Amorpha fruticosa L.) in Knox County, Texas, are heavily infested with a bruchid (Acanthoscelides collusus Fall). Although A. collusus may destroy about half of the amorpha seeds, its potential for maximum seed destruction is lowered by a parasitoid, Horismenus productus (Ashmead). About 5% of the immature seed beetles are parasitized.