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Rhynchophorus palmarum

Rhynchophorus palmarum

Rhynchophorus palmarum, also known as the American or black palm weevil, is native to South and Central America but has recently appeared on both sides of the border between the United States and Mexico. New research on its flight capability shows the species could pose a threat to California’s $100 million date palm industry. (Photo by Hanna Royals, Screening Aids, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org)

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