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Coconut red palm weevil (180) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Red palm weevil; also known as the Asian palm weevil or sago palm weevil.

Scientific Name

Rhyncophorus ferrugineus

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Photo 1 John Kabashima, UC Cooperative Extension, Photos 2&3 Christina Hoddle, University of California - Riverside, Photo 4 Küchenkraut Rhyncophorus ferrugineus. Wikipedia. Diagram The Star Online (Malaysia). Beetle may destroy palm oil sector. (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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