Rhynchophorus ferrugineus red palm weevil ; infested date palm tree. Field evaluation of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferruginous Oliv. Menon and Pandalai suggested that R. Diagnosis Top of page Bokhari and Abuzuhira developed diagnostic tests for the weevil-infested date palm trees in Saudi Arabia. In the Gulf region, date palm is closely associated with the culture, religion and the life of the people. The possibility of saving these trees and avoiding serious economic consequences as a result of their elimination, and the practical difficulties of carrying out this operation have unfortunately limited or delayed the destruction of infested trees. Red Palm Weevil is widely considered to be the most damaging insect pest of palms in the world.
Journal of Applied Entomology. Archived from the original on November 13, On average, California acquires around six invasive species per year, this is a rate of one new species every 60 days. The possible impact to the horticulture industry in nurseries, landscape services, and horticultural retailers could reach billions of dollars based on the value they generate in Florida Kachatryan and Hodges Pests of crops in Indonesia revised.
Please refresh and try again. Due to its feeding habits, the Sri Lankan weevil could negatively affect subtropical and tropical fruit, ornamental, and vegetable industries here in Florida. Each of our technicians are certified , background checked, and receives more than 60 hours of advanced training each year. Male and Female Red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, 3 weeks old, in front of white background.
Mededelingen van het Instituut voor Plantenziekten, No. The larvae are legless, white with a brown head, growing up to 50 mm long. A date palm that was killed by the pest, in Kfar Saba , Israel. Dermaptera , a predator on eggs and early instar grubs of the red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus F. Although the weevil was first reported on coconut in Southeast Asia, it has gained a foothold on date palm over the last two decades in several Middle Eastern countries, and then expanded its range to Africa and Europe. Home News Sport Business. Occurrence of the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Mayazaki Prefecture.