The red beetle was once causing havoc with palm trees in Majorca. There is now far better control. | Archive
The red beetle pest that attacks and kills palm trees is well under control in Palma. So far this year there have been just six reported new cases of trees that have been infected - all of them the Canary Island variety. This increase compares with 23 more in 2016 and with 93 in 2013, which was the worst year between 2013 and 2016. A total of 400 trees have now been affected; the number was 185 in 2012.