Exotic Pest Reporting
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South American palm weevil
South American palm weevil (Rhynchophorus palmarum) is an insect pest. It was first detected in California in 2011.
This weevil has a probable role of insect vectors in the dissemination of the nematode, Radinaphelenchus cocophilus, the causative organism of red ring disease of coconuts.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
05/03/2018 - Palm weevil appears to be spreading north
07/13/2015 - South American Palm Weevil Detected in Arizona