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this insect has small crawling insects on its ventral aspect of which I'm not sure if it is a parasite or what.//
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.
Could be parasites.. I did not see these tiny bugs in the other images of this weevil.
thanks for the ID Agnes but how about those tiny little insects? are they part of the cycle?...
Spotted on Feb 16, 2013 Submitted on Feb 16, 2013