News, Notes, and Dispatches From Wherever Coconuts Grow

November 06, 2005

Those Pesky Red Palm Weevils

More threats to coconut trees: this time, watch out for Rhynchophorus ferrugineus!

From the article: "The eggs are usually laid in fresh wounds or injuries on the coconut palm. The apodous (absence of legs) grub bores into the interior of the palm, feeding voraciously on the inner soft succulent tissues."

I guess everyone, even weevils, loves coconuts.

Posted by brian at November 6, 2005 10:32 AM