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Red Date-palm Weevil

  


Name: Red Date-palm Weevil

Scientific name: Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

Type: Beetles

Order: Coleoptera

Family: Weevils

Color: Red

Habitat: Farms,Fields

Size: 20-50 mm




Conservation status:

Resident Breeder


Description:

Insect follows Dryophthoridae family, and Coleoptera order. Size is between 20-50 mm, and has rusty red colour. Larvas dig Tutas inside palm trees, causing tree death. It is one of the most dangerous insect pests for palm trees. Adults weakly feed on palm trees, and female lays about 200 eggs during life.




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