Native to Southeast Asia, has spread rapidly around the world. The first case was detected in Spain, in Granada, in 2004. It especially affects the Phoenix dactylifera and canadensis (common in our country), less affected remains the Washingtonias family.
Red palm weevils are very difficult to detect because they establish at the top of palm trees. When we observe the first outward symptoms, it’s usually too late, and you must sacrifice the tree.