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Asian Palm Weevil

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus


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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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 7 years ago

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

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Iligan, Lanao Del Norte, Philippines

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

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