Research article

Full description of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus polymorphism (Olivier,1790) and first recorded Mites Associated, in Basrah Province Iraq.

Muslim Ashor Al-Etby

Online First: November 08, 2022

In several Asian and European nations, the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier, 1790), is a pest threat to palm trees. Weevils were collected from infested date palms in Safwan region south Iraq. A morphological study was performed to determine the polymorphism RPW diversity. The results showed that there was no difference in morphological traits for Color polymorphism Blake spots of pronotum founded in male and female. Two Genus of mites associated were observed under the Elytra in this study, which are recording for the first time in South of Basrah, Iraq.


Diagnostic, polymorphism, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, mite associated, Basrah, Iraq.