Red Palm Weevil from Israel

Subject: Red Beetle
Location: Negev, Israel
November 15, 2016 4:45 am
Found this beetle on a cut down Palm tree, as I approached him he stopped in place.
I wanted to find out what this bug is but couldn’t find anything similar.
Signature: Michael

Red Palm Weevil
Red Palm Weevil

Dear Michael,
The Red Palm Weevil,
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, is considered a pest of cultivated palm trees in many parts of the world.  The Invasive Species Compendium has a map of its distribution,  Times of Malta and Springer Link both have helpful information on the Red Palm Weevil.  

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