Red Palm Weevil in Portugal

Subject: Beetle
Location: Lisboa
March 10, 2014 8:08 am
Hello im from Lisboa, Portugal.
I found this Bug with more and less 3 cm. I know is a beetle but i dont now what specime it is ….sorry my english
Signature: Miguel Monteiro

Red Palm Weevil
Red Palm Weevil

Dear Miguel,
This is a Red Palm Weevil,
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, and it is an introduced species in Portugal where it is threatening the palm trees.  You can read more about the threat the Red Palm Weevil poses to palms in Portugal on Acción Ambiental.

I Aprecciate your answer.
Thank you very much
Kind regards

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