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The Making of a South American Palm Weevil Mini-Documentary for “Deep Look” with KQED


Rhynchophorus palmarum

The Making of a South American Palm Weevil Mini-Documentary for “Deep Look” with KQED

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

The South American palm weevil, Rhynchophorus palmarum (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is well established in parts of San Diego County in California and is responsible for killing numerous Canary Islands date palms. The spectacular damage this invasive pest causes and the large showy adult weevils and alien-looking larvae and pupae, captured the imagination of Elliott Kennerson and […]

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 […]


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