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Red palm weevil
Red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) is an insect pest. It was first detected in California in 2010.
The beetle is a major pest of palm plantations, including the coconut palm, date palm and oil palm. Its larvae excavate holes up to three feet long in the trunk of palm trees, and can kill the host plant.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
11/17/2016 - First red palm weevil found in the UK
07/21/2015 - Invasive Palm Weevil Spotted In Arizona
01/29/2015 - APHIS - Red Palm Weevil Eradicated from California
01/29/2015 - NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System
04/02/2014 - Global warming a threat to date palm
03/14/2014 - Red palm weevils now a major concern
01/23/2014 - CISR: Red Palm Weevil