All Articles with the Category: Red Palm Weevil

The Red Palm Weevil Crisis in Tunisia: A Potential Threat to Food, Economic, Social, and Political Security?

Written by: Mark Hoddle Department of Entomology, UC Riverside Email: More Research: UCR Biocontrol Website Photos A and B illustrate high levels of Canary Islands date palm mortality caused by the red palm weevil (Photo C) in La Mersa, Tunis, Tunisia. The red palm weevil (RPW), Rhynchophorus ferrugineus , is a highly invasive and...
By Mark Hoddle | | Red Palm Weevil

The Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus vulneratus, Successfully Eradicated from California

Fig. 1. Rhynchophorus vulneratus , the palm weevil discovered in Laguna Beach, California in October 2012. Fig. 2. Red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus , adult, larva (white grub), and pupa extracted from a Canary Islands date palm in France. Fig. 3. Dead Canary Islands date palm killed by R. vulneratus in Laguna Beach. Fig. 4....
By Mark Hoddle | | Mark Hoddle, Red Palm Weevil