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

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...
By Mark Hoddle |

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

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...
By CISR Team | | Rhynchophorus palmarum

The South American Palm Weevil Invasion in San Diego County, California

The South American Palm Weevil Invasion in San Diego County, California The Situation: The South American palm weevil (SAPW), Rhynchophorus palmarum, is a non-native pest of palms that has established populations in San Diego County in California. In December 2010, this weevil was discovered infesting ornamental Canary Islands date palms (CIDP) (Phoenix canariensis) in Tijuana...
By Mark Hoddle | | Rhynchophorus palmarum
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