Rhynchophorus ferrugineus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae
Genus: Rhynchophorus
Herbst, 1795
  • Cordyle Thunberg, 1797
  • Rynchophorus Herbst, 1795

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.[1]



  1. 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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