The egg is very small (2 mm) and whitish, The larva does not have legs, it|he|she is piriform, of whitish color the body and brown-red the ch. Passes through 5 and 9 larvaris stadiums|stages to finish pupant in a bud|cocoon made with fibres of the palm tree. The adult is a beetle of red color with obscure stains and with the long face (I drink) characteristic of the family of the curculiònids.
The cycle lasts 3-4 months and has 3-4 generations per year, normally in the same palm tree as long as there is food. She can colonize other palm trees attracted by the smell of palm trees finished pruning or sick woman. It|He|She is a very gregarious insect, they can be until 300 in a same palm tree.
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