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About weevils in general
Weevils in Florida
A list of weevils known to eat bromeliads
Origin of the weevil Metamasius callizona
Biology of the weevil Metamasius callizona
History of Metamasius callizona in Florida
About biological control
Safety of classical biological control
Frequently-asked questions about biocontrol
Biological control of Metamasius callizona
About chemical control of Metamasius callizona
Other bromeliad-eating Metamasius species
Other bromeliad-eating weevils
Bibliography on weevils that eat bromeliads
Weevil Pests of Bromeliads Illustrated
Florida Native Bromeliads Illustrated
Urgent Peril to Florida's Native Species of Bromeliads
Return to Pests of Bromeliads
Return to Bromeliad Biota