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Species Rhynchophorus ferrugineus - Red Palm Weevil

Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) - Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (Coleopetera: Curculionidae) - Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (Coleopetera: Curculionidae) - Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Red Palm Weevil Pupae, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (Coleopetera: Curculionidae) - Rhynchophorus ferrugineus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Dryophthorinae
Tribe Rhynchophorini
Genus Rhynchophorus
Species ferrugineus (Red Palm Weevil)
Other Common Names
Asian Palm Weevil, Sago Palm Weevil
Explanation of Names
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier, 1790)
Size
35-40 mm(1)
Range
native to so. Asia and Melanesia, since the 1980s spread into many warm coastal areas around the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean(2); in our area, CA (Orange Co.; first reported in 2010)(3)(1)
Food
hosts: wide variety of palms(3)
Remarks
Red Palm Weevil Successfully Eradicated from California - APHIS has declared eradication of Red Palm Weevil from Laguna Beach, California - January 18, 2015
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