Talk:Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

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Common names?[edit]

This single critter appears to share a lot of common names with a lot of other similar critters within the same genus. I wish there was a way to be sure that we are all speaking to the same organism. They are all "red palm weevils", but this one is ferrugineus.Aderksen (talk) 22:47, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

food source?[edit]

I'm not sure that this weevil is the one being used as a food source by the indigenous peoples of Ecuador, given that it is only recently adventive to the area. I suspect that another editor has confused this weevil with the Palmetto Weevil, or the Sago Palm Weevil, who are also native to the area. Yet another confusion over common names and species names... Aderksen (talk) 22:06, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Capricorn redirect?[edit]

I note that "capricorn beetle" redirects to this page, but I suspect that this is the common name of a cerambycid beetle, and does not refer to this curculionid from tribe rhynchophorini. This redirect should really be broken. Aderksen (talk)

Glad to see that someone fixed this. Thanks! Aderksen (talk) 13:36, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Sourcing statements[edit]

Hey there - I went ahead and put up a couple of "fact" flags around some statements that I think need to be sourced. I am aware that there are verifiable sources available for all of these statements, but I do not have the time to hunt them down and add them at this time. This is a very popular beetle for worldwide management, and I know that there is a lot more information out there available for the group. With sufficient concentrated effort, this could become a GA topic. If someone else from the greater community has these citations at their fingertips and can provide them, that would be great. Aderksen (talk) 14:27, 6 September 2011 (UTC)