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Red palm weevil

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

Red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) is an insect pest. It was first detected in California in 2010.

The beetle is a major pest of palm plantations, including the coconut palm, date palm and oil palm. Its larvae excavate holes up to three feet long in the trunk of palm trees, and can kill the host plant.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet and the CABI data sheet.
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