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Red Palm weevil

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus.

Notes:

It like to eat the head of coconut tree.

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Red Palm Weevil
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus The Red Palm Weevil in the Mediterranean Area


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10 Comments

UmapornSarasat
UmapornSarasat 8 years ago

@ Leuba
yupe..but right now here on samui island we have really problem with this one! :(

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

nice-looking weevil. It's a pity it's so destructive ...

UmapornSarasat
UmapornSarasat 8 years ago

@ argybee
got it. :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

I was only joking about you making it Umaporn.
Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
I have not heard of this before. It seems like a real problem.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Wellcome UmapornSarasat.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

A little time ago I read an article about a bug that was destroying coconut plantations in Bahia, Brazil. And, of course, it was this weevil, wich was introduced accidentaly here, and now is an invasive species. Just remembered that.

UmapornSarasat
UmapornSarasat 8 years ago

@ asergio
thank you for your information. :)

UmapornSarasat
UmapornSarasat 8 years ago

@ argybee
no..no it really alive..here in samui island a lot of coconut trees die because of this creature.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Looks like it is made of plastic or clay. Body made of coconut. Did you make this Umaporn?

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Weevil

UmapornSarasat
Spotted by
UmapornSarasat

Surat Thani, Thailand

Spotted on Dec 26, 2011
Submitted on Dec 26, 2011

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