Taxon profile


Red Palm Weevil
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier, 1790)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Dryophthoridae »  genus Rhynchophorus

Scientific synonyms

Curculio ferrugineus Olivier, 1790 o
Calandra ferruginea (Olivier, 1790)
Rhynchophorus pascha var. cinctus Faust, 1892
Rhynchophorus signaticollis var. dimidiatus Faust, 1894
Curculio hemipterus Sulzer, 1776
Rhynchophorus indostanus Chevrolat, 1882
Cordyle sexmaculatus Thunberg, 1797
Rhynchophorus signaticollis Chevrolat, 1882

Other names

= Asian Palm Weevil
= Indian Palm Eeevil


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Intertaxon relationships

food: Phoenix dactylifera L. - Date, Arenga pinnata (Wurmb) Merr. - Sugar Palm, Areca catechu L. - Betel Palm, Borassus flabellifer L. - Toddy Palm, Metroxylon sagu Rottb. - Sago Palm, ...

Included taxa

Number of records: 1

Links and literature

EN Pest Information Wiki [Rhynchophorus_ferrugineus]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier, 1790)]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [257312]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier, 1790)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012

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