• TUNISIA FIGHTS PALM-KILLING BUGS THREATENING ITS DATES

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    TUNIS/TOZEUR: Armed with insecticide and an awareness campaign, date-exporting Tunisia is battling a bug that devours and kills palm trees and whose spread threatens an environmental and economic disaster. The beetle, whose adult is barely a few centimeters (around an inch) long and whose larvae feed off palm trunks, has already infested hundreds of around 30,000 palms in the area. Originally from Asia, the red palm weevil was first spotted three years ago in the north of Tunis after infested ornamental palms were imported into the country, according to experts.

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