Red Palm Weevil
The red palm weevil is a nasty little bugger with a wide host range. It attacks a broad range of palm genera but seems to prefer data palms (Phoenix spp.).
Keep an eye out for this guy:
It's a beast on palms in Asia and the middle east.
This is a new one for the U.S. and the first confirmed find was a few weeks ago in Laguna Beach. (Although the same arborist reports seeing another infested palm within 100 yds. of this most recent as long ago as two years ago).
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