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Red Palm Weevil

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

Description:

A very large weevil with a loud 'buzzing' flight

Habitat:

Has become established as a serious pest among date palms.

Notes:

Causes considerable damage to palms, especially date palms. The adult will lay between 300 to 500 eggs. They are often attracted to damaged palms or palms that may have simply had a few fronds removed. The grubs will eat away at the heart of the palm, often unseen and will often totally destroy the palm. Very difficult and expensive to control.

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3 Comments

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

He añadido este spotting a la misión "Invasión del picudo rojo de las palmeras".

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textless 8 years ago

Excellent photo. I've read about these but never seen one up close.

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Terrible plaga, pero muy buena foto.

AlphaZeroOne
Spotted by
AlphaZeroOne

Cómpeta, Andalucía, Spain

Lat: 36.81, Long: -3.94

Spotted on Oct 9, 2011
Submitted on Oct 23, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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