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  Red Palm Weevil




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  Red Palm Weevil (RPW), Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) is the most dangerous and deadly pest of date, coconut, oil, sago and other palms.



Order: Coleoptera

Family: Curculionidae

Scincetific name: Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier)

Common name: Red Palm Weevil and/or Asian Palm Weevil and Indian palm weevil.

     There are other species of this genus as follows:

Rhynchophorus bilineatus, Rhynchophorus cruentatus, Rhynchophorus palmarum, Rhynchophorus papuanus, Rhynchophorus phoenicis, Rhynchophorus schach, Rhynchophorus vulneratus.



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