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Title: The Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier, 1790) in Malta (Coleoptera : Curculionoidea)
Authors: Mizzi, Steve
Dandria, David
Mifsud, David
Longo, Santi
Keywords: Beetles -- Malta
Beetles -- Malta -- Classification
Rhynchophorus -- Malta
Beetles -- Malta -- Identification
Insects -- Malta
Insects -- Nomenclature
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Entomological Society of Malta
Citation: Mizzi, S., Dandria, D., Mifsud, D., & Longo, S. (2009). The Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier, 1790) in Malta (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Malta, 2, 111-121.
Abstract: Rhynchophorus ferrugineus is a weevil native to southern Asia and Melanesia which was accidentally introduced and established in Malta since 2007. This insect has been causing extensive damage to Canary Island palms (Phoenix canariensis) in the majority of towns around Malta. Morphometric measurements are provided and variation in the spots present on the pronotum of adult weevils in Malta is reported and compared with that found in Sicily. Suggested measures for the management of red palm weevil in Malta are also included.
ISSN: 20704526
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