Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

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Hilary

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Rhynchophorus ferrugineus
« on: May 27, 2020, 09:37:48 AM »
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, Red palm weevil

When we visited the Royal Botanic Garden, Madrid in April 2018 we saw several of the palm trees, Phoenix canariensis wrapped up in netting. As you all know for the last few years the Canary island date palm has been in danger of attack by  the Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, the red palm weevil. I asked my son M if he had a photo of this beetle and luckily for me one walked, or did it fly,  through the window of his office this week 

Here is a couple of photos taken in 2014 of Palm trees in Corinth under attack and a photo of son M examining the crown of a Palm tree in Sparta and of course the obliging red palm weevil posing for a photo

There are three articles about palm trees and the red palm beetle, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN   number 68, April 2012
THE PALM PEST 1, MALLORCA:
PALMS DOWN!
By Sally Beale

THE PALM PEST 11,
THE SOUTH OF FRANCE: PALMAGEDDON
By Joanna Millar

THE PALM PEST 111, GREECE
AN INTERVIEW
By Cali Doxiadis
MGS member
Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Charithea

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Re: Rhynchophorus ferrugineus
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 02:32:17 PM »
Hilary, the weevil is Horrible. It kill our beautiful palm a few years ago. I said ours but it was a 16th birthday present for our daughter from her ever first boyfriend.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.