Long-Distance Palm Weevil Flyers Threaten California Date Palms

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Lab testing of the flight capability of the weevil Rhynchophorus palmarum shows some “super-flyers” can fly more than 100 kilometers in 24 hours. With the species appearing recently on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, the findings are a concern for California’s $100 million date palm industry.

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