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Red Palm Weevil

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus


Red palm weevils are a pest in the Mediterranean because they destroy the palm trees when they lay their larva- burrowing inside.


Seen on a busy street about to be trampled underfoot by a local, just in time though as we released into nearby undergrowth, although the locals are determined to kill them I'm a bit soft...


It had a damaged "wing" They were introduced during the Olympic Games and have since destroyed many palm plantations.

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Illes Balears, Spain

Lat: 39.84, Long: 3.08

Spotted on Jun 30, 2016
Submitted on Feb 14, 2018

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