Red Palm Weevils Can Fly 50 Kilometers in 24 Hours

Annapolis, MD; December 16, 2015 — The red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) has been a pest of coconut palms in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines for a long time. More recently, it’s become a pest of 40 different palm species in the Middle East and North Africa after it was found there in the 1980s.

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Source: Entomological Society of America (ESA)

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