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Asian Palm Weevil

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

Description:

this insect has small crawling insects on its ventral aspect of which I'm not sure if it is a parasite or what.//

1 Species ID Suggestions

Asian Palm Weevil or Red Palm Weevil
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Asian Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus)


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4 Comments

Marlon829
Marlon829 7 years ago

in deed, this is an interesting spotting... because if we could verify the identity of the parasites and its effect on the weevil then we could possibly have a solution to the increasing problems brought by this weevil to palm growers.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Interesting spotting

Could be parasites.. I did not see these tiny bugs in the other images of this weevil.

Marlon829
Marlon829 7 years ago

thanks for the ID Agnes but how about those tiny little insects? are they part of the cycle?...

Marlon829
Spotted by
Marlon829

Iligan, Lanao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 16, 2013
Submitted on Feb 16, 2013

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