Date-palm Stalk Borer


Name: Date-palm Stalk Borer

Scientific name: Oryctes (Rykanoryctes) elegans

Type: Beetles

Order: Coleoptera

Family: Scarab beetles

Color: Black

Habitat: Farms,Fields

Size: 35-40 mm

Conservation status:

Resident Breeder


Insect follows Scarabaeidae family, and Coleoptera order. Size is between 35-40 mm, and has glossy black colour. It is considered a pest of palm trees, as larvas dig long tutas in palm leaves and clusters, so they fall.

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