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Rhynchophorus ferrugineus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae
Genus: Rhynchophorus
Herbst, 1795

10 species; see text[1]

  • Calandra[2]
  • Cordyle Thunberg, 1797
  • Rynchophorus Herbst, 1795 (lapsus calami)

Rhynchophorus is a genus of beetles in the weevil family, Curculionidae. Palm weevils of the genus Rhynchophorus are major pests of coconut palms throughout the tropics.[3]



  1. ^ Wattanapongsiri, A. 1966. A revision of the genera Rhynchophorus and Dynamis (Coleoptera: Curculonidae). Department of Agriculture Science Bulletin 1: 1-328
  2. ^ Rhode, B.E.; Crosby, T.K. (16 July 2012). "Red Palm Weevil - Other Names". Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre - PaDIL. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ Giant palm weevils of the genus Rhynchophorus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and their threat to Florida palms. Pest Alert. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 2010.

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