Biology and management of the annual bluegrass weevil, listronotus maculicollis (coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Benjamin A. McGraw, Albrecht M. Koppenhöfer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

23 Scopus citations


The annual bluegrass weevil (Listronotus maculicollis Dietz, formerly Hyperodes sp. near anthracina-anthracinus) (ABW) is the single most destructive insect pest on golf-course turfgrass in many states in the northeastern United States. Damage from the weevil is especially evident in short-mowed areas on tees, fairways, collars, and greens with a high percentage of annual bluegrass (Poa annua). ABW injury to turfgrass was rst reported in Connecticut in 1931 and until the past 15 years was concentrated around the metropolitan area of New York including northeastern New Jersey and southwestern Connecticut.1 Severe infestations are now being reported from all other states of the Northeast (Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont), west into Ontario, and north into Quebec. In 2004, problems were reported for the rst time in Maryland, representing the southern front of the weevil's expanding range of impact in the mid-Atlantic (Figures 21.1a through 21.1d).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781420006483
ISBN (Print)9780849370694
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


Dive into the research topics of 'Biology and management of the annual bluegrass weevil, listronotus maculicollis (coleoptera: Curculionidae)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this