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Host Range
 Rhynchophorus ferrugineus feeds primarily on palms (Arecaeae) and has been recorded on the following plants:

1.Agavaceae:
Agave americana (century plant).

2.Arecaceae:
Areca catechu (betel nut palm),
Arenga saccharifera (sugar palm),
Borassus flabellifer (toddy palm),
Borassus sp. (palmyra palm),
Calamus merrillii (rattan),
Caryota cumingii (fishtail palm),
C. maxima (giant mountain fishtail palm),
Cocos nucifera (coconut),
Corypha utan (= C. gebanga, C. elata) (gebang palm),
C. umbraculifer (talipot palm),
Elaeis guineensis (oil palm),
Livistona decipiens (ribbon fan palm),
L. chinensis (Chinese fan palm), L. saribus
Livistona cochinchinensis (serdang palm),
L. subglobosa,
Metroxylon sagu (sago palm),
Oneosperma horrida,
O. tigillarium (nibong palm),
Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island date palm),
P. dactylifera (date palm),
P. sylvestris (Indian date palm),
Oreodoxa regia (royal palm),
Sabal umbraculifera (pygmy date palm),
Trachycarpus fortunei (Chusan palm)
and Washingtonia sp. 

3.Poaceae: Saccharum officinarum (sugar cane)