The Red Palm Weevil species of Lepidoptera is 2-5mm in length and very serious pest that attacks palm trees. Within the species that it affects, it prefers the Canary Island Date Palms.
Number of annual generations
Normally 3-4 generations per year. The species is prolific and colonies spread very rapidly.
The most severe damage is caused by the larvae that feed inside the palm tree by making galleries. If the attack affects the apical bud, the palm will die.