University of Florida

Mexican Bromeliad Weevil: Publications

  • Alvarez DR, Cave RD. 1999. Ecologia de Metamasius quadrilineatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) y Admontia sp. (Diptera: Tachinidae) en tres bosques montanos de Honduras. Ceiba 40(1):43-49.
  • Cave RD. 1997. Admontia sp., a potential biological control agent of Metamasius callizona. Journal of the Bromeliad Society 47:244-249.
  • Cave RD. 2008. Biological control of the Mexican bromeliad weevil. Biocontrol News and Information 29(1):1N-2N.
  • Cave RD, Duetting PS, Creel OR, Branch CL. 2006. Biology of Metamasius mosieri (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae), with a description of larval and pupal stages. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99(6):1146-1153.
  • Cooper TM. 2008. Seasonality and abundance of Metamasius callizona (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae), an invasive insect herbivore, on two species of Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae) in Florida. Journal of Natural History 42(41-44):2721-2734.
  • Frank JH. 1983. Bromeliad phytotelmata and their biota, especially mosquitoes. In: Frank JH, Lounibos LP, editors. Phytotelmata: terrestrial plants as hosts for aquatic insect communities. Medford (NJ): Plexus. p. 101-128.
  • Frank JH. 1999. Bromeliad-eating weevils. Selbyana 20(1):40-48.
  • Frank JH, Cave RD. 2005. Metamasius callizona is destroying Florida's native bromeliads. In: Hoddle MS, editor. USDA Forest Service Publication FHTET-2005-08. Vol 1. Second International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods; 2005 Sep 12-16; Davos, Switzerland. Washington D.C.: USDA Forest Service. p. 91-101.
  • Frank JH, Cooper TM, Larson BC. 2006. Metamasius callizona (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae): Longevity and fecundity in the laboratory. Florida Entomologist 89(2):208-211.
  • Frank JH, Fish D. 2008. Potential biodiversity loss in Florida bromeliad phytotelmata due to Metamasius callizona (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae), an invasive species. Florida Entomologist 91(1):1-8.
  • Frank JH, Thomas MC. 1994. Metamasius callizona (Chevrolat) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), an immigrant pest, destroys bromeliads in Florida. Canadian Entomologist 126(1):673-682.
  • Frank JH, Lounibos LP. 2008. Insects and allies associated with bromeliads: a review. Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 1:125-153.
  • Salas J, Frank JH. 2001. Development of Metamasius callizona (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on pineapple stems. Florida Entomologist 84(1):123-126.
  • Sidoti BJ, Frank JH. 2002. The effect of size of host plant (Tillandsia utriculata: Bromeliaceae) on development of Metamasius callizona (Dryophthoridae). Selbyana 23(2):220-223.
  • Suazo A, Arismendi N, Frank JH, Cave RD. 2006. Method for continuously rearing Lixadmontia franki (Diptera: Tachinidae), a potential biological control agent of Metamasius callizona (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae). Florida Entomologist 89(3):348-353.
  • Suazo A, Cave RD, Frank JH. 2008. Reproductive biology and development of Lixadmontia franki (Diptera: Tachinidae), a parasitoid of bromeliad-eating weevils. Florida Entomologist 91(3):453-459.
  • Wood DM, Cave RD. 2006. Description of a new genus and species of weevil parasitoid from Honduras (Diptera: Tachinidae). Florida Entomologist 89(2):239-24.


Mexican bromeliad weevil
Mexican Bromeliad Weevil

pine forest with bromeliad weevils

Fly thatparacitizes weevils
Lixadmontia franki