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The locations of the infected areas of the red palm weevil and severity of infections they cause can be determined using the technology's aerial photography capability and other sensors.
The weevil prefers to feed on two types of date palms, phoenix canariensis and phoenix dactylifera , both of which are common in Cyprus.
Meanwhile, the use of nematodes coupled with fungi is helping to combat another beetle, the large pine weevil, potentially the most damaging and costly pest in UK forests.
This weevil really interested me because it is causing major losses for our growers, Kicklighter said.
There are fears that greater reliance may be placed on imports as farmers struggle to contain the red palm weevil, a pest that has decimated plantations throughout the world and threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis.
Christina Painting at the University of Auckland remembers the first big male weevil she watched, an 80-millimeter bruiser standing possessively over a female for more than an hour.
The red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) is a species of snout beetle also known as the Asian palm weevil or sago palm weevil.
The red palm weevil is a small beetle that has ravaged date palms across the Gulf.
If bites have been made along the margins of leaves, a likely suspect is the black vine weevil, which traveled from Europe more than 100 years ago.
A single female cowpea weevil can produce 60 male and female offspring in less than a month.
To date, the plant has been contained at Fort Lewis with some success by using controlled burns, mowing, or releases of a biological control agent, the Scotch-broom seed weevil.
For the past two decades, the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation has conducted a program to eliminate the ubiquitous beetle, which punctures cotton pods to lay eggs that destroy the plant's yield.
25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weevil Away, a 100% organic pest repellant, prevents infestations of weevils, roaches and pantry moths.
Mr Weevil guarantees he will find the ladybeetles the house of their dreams and takes them on a viewing tour.