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Entomophagy: Collecting and Eating Red Palm Weevil Larvae from Nipa Palms in Sumatra, Indonesia


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Entomophagy: Collecting and Eating Red Palm Weevil Larvae from Nipa Palms in Sumatra, Indonesia

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The red stripe form of red palm weevil (referred to here as Rhynchophorus vulneratus) is harvested for food from nipa palm trunks in parts of Sumatra by rural and semi-rural agrarians. Nipa palms (Nypah fruticans; known as buah atap in Indonesia) typically grow in swampy muddy areas (in either fresh or brackish water conditions) and […]

Tamarixia radiata release video

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Christina Hoddle explains the release of Tamarixia radiata at UC Riverside. Video recorded on December 20, 2011 at University California Riverside. For more information about Tamarixia radiata and Asian Citrus Psyllid, visit the CISR website: http://cisr.ucr.edu/asian_citrus_psyllid.html

First Release of Tamarixia radiata in California for the Biological Control of Asian Citrus Psyllid

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

At 11:00 am on the 20 December 2011, approximately 30-40 people assembled at the UC Riverside Biological Control Grove to participate in the first release in California of the Asian citrus psyllid natural enemy, Tamarixia radiata. Representatives from the University of California, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Citrus Research Board, and Citrus Pest and […]

Hunting for Natural Enemies of Asian Citrus Psyllid in Pakistan

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) was found in California in late 2008 in San Diego and Imperial Counties. This invasive pest sucks sap from citrus and is a major concern for California because when feeds ACP inject into trees bacteria that cause a lethal disease of citrus known as huanglongbing (HLB). This plant disease is incurable, […]

Testing Red Palm Weevil Pheromone Traps in the Philippines

Monday, November 7th, 2011

In August 2010, red palm weevil (RPW), was officially detected in Laguna Beach, Orange County California. This insect was recovered from a dying Canary Islands palm in a residential property and has been declared by FAO to be the world’s most destructive palm pest. At least 2-3 additional palms are thought to have been killed […]

Invasive species rise after 9-11

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Recently CISR Director, Mark Hoddle, was interviewed on the Voice of Russia Radio about new research on invasive species after 9-11. The Associated Press reported hundreds of agricultural scientist who normally conducted inspections for invasive species were redirected to Homeland Security, causing a huge spike of invasive species coming into the US. AP reports its […]

Palmageddon: Are California’s Palms about to Face the Perfect Storm?

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Two species of giant palm weevils, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (commonly known as the red palm weevil) and Rhynchophorus palmarum (South American palm weevil) have both been detected in Southern California. The red palm weevil (RPW) was officially discovered in Laguna Beach in Orange County (California USA) in September 2010. The beetle has been declared by FAO […]

Looking for Red Palm Weevil in Indonesia

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

By Mark S. Hoddle The discovery of red palm weevil (RPW) in Laguna Beach Orange County, California USA has generated considerable interest amongst University of California Riverside research scientists and County, State, and Federal regulatory agencies. There are two color forms of the red palm weevil, the orange form (known as Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) and the […]

CBS News Interested in the RPW Invasion in California

Friday, February 25th, 2011

The Red Palm weevil (RPW) problem in southern California has picked up local news interest. Bill Whitaker and his news team from CBS evening news came to UCR on the 16th of February 2011 to interview Dr. Mark Hoddle about research that is being conducted at UCR on this pest. This interview was part of […]

Mark Hoddle CBS News Interview

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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