Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier, 1790)

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    Red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier, 1790) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is also known as the Asian palm weevil or Sago palm weevil, is distributed throughout regions with palm. This species, like other beetles has a complete metamorphosis; however, this particular species is much larger than the African palm weevil. This species is also mass-produced and harvested as food. The life cycle for this species can take as long as two months depending on environmental conditions.



    Rhynchophorus ferrugineus
    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Arthropoda
    Class Insecta
    Order Coleoptera
    Family Curculionidae
    Genus Rhynchophorus
    Species R. ferrugineus
    Author citation (Olivier, 1790)
    Common names  
    red palm weevil, asian palm weevil, sago palm weevil