Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



The major purpose of this study is to determine and discuss observations on the stages of the life cycle of the weevil resulting from the larvae that are found infesting acorns of the live oak, and to classify the adults. This study is limited to the use of only one species of acorns (Quercus Virginiana), a species of acorns which is most often found in the Southwestern part of the United States.

Preparation for this problem started in September, 1954, when observations were made of damage done by the larvae infesting the acorns on the Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College campus. Collections of acorns were made October, 1954, materials and equipment secured, and plans were made as to how the experiment would be carried out. All laboratory work was carried on in the Biology Experimental Laboratory of the Old Agricultural Building.

Committee Chair/Advisor

T. P. Dooley


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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