Golden Sunlight Mine release area, Candle Stick Ranch, near Cardwell,
MT. August, 1999.
Loni Shaw, Golden Sunlight Mine employee releases 100 Cyphocleonus
weevils (from our insectary) onto a spotted knapweed infestation.
Note how much the weevils look like a knapweed seed head. This
example of an adaptation.
Can you find the at least 14 weevils in this (rather bleary) picture?
the leaves of new knapweed plants that will provide lots of food for
weevils from this release.
"May the weevils flourish and disperse, and the knapweed wither