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black palm weevil

Scientific Name
Rhynchophorus bilineatus
Scientific Author
(Montrouzier)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Rhynchophorinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

Red Palm Weevil Website

 

This is an excellent website providing information and live video of these pest beetles.

Adult body length c. 40mm

See Rhynchophorus rostrum image for separation characters

Species images include:

Black palm weevil Rhynchophorus bilineatus

Red Palm Weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (syn = Rhynchophorus vulneratus (Panzer)

American palm weevil Rhynchophorus palmarum L.

African palm weevil Rhynchophorus phoenicis Fabricius

Bearded weevil, bottle brush weevil Rhinostomus barbirostris (Fabricius)

Rhinostomus niger (Drury)

Rhinostomus scrutator (Olivier)

An Australian species Iphthimorhinus australasiae is also included for comparative purposes.

More Information
Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
29/06/2007 10:54 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2012 22:13 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) black palm weevil (Rhynchophorus bilineatus) Updated on 1/17/2012 10:13:17 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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