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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: mark.hoddle@ucr.edu More Research: UCR Biocontrol Website The red palm weevil (RPW), Rhynchophorus ferrugineus , is a highly invasive and extremely damaging pests of palms, especially ornamental Canary Islands date palms ( Phoenix canariensis ) (CIDP’s), and date palms ( Phoenix dactylifera ) that produce fruit...
By Mark Hoddle | | Red Palm Weevil
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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
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