Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Red Palm Weevil

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

Description:

Sometimes the wildlife comes to you! I went up to enjoy the sun on my roof for a few minutes yesterday and when I came back inside, this guy was on my kitchen counter. (And one of my cats was on the dining table watching intently.) These beetles are gorgeous! But they are pests. And I don't have palms in my garden, so I have no idea where it came from. My young student dubbed him the Elephant Beetle because of his long nose and "tusks". She then took him outside and released him into my patch of mint.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Bernadette S
Spotted by
Bernadette S

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Spotted on Mar 6, 2017
Submitted on Mar 7, 2017

Related Spottings

The red palm weevil Red palm weevil Red palm weevil Red Palm Weevil

Nearby Spottings

Fruit Fly Leafcutter Bee Nest A Trio of Crab Spiders Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team