red palm weevil, picudo rojo (sp)

Finnish translation: punainen palmukärsäkäs

10:45 Sep 1, 2006
English to Finnish translations [PRO]
Zoology / Beetle
English term or phrase: red palm weevil, picudo rojo (sp)
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, it is a beetle that is desastrous to palm trees.
Jukka Laurimo
Spain
Local time: 06:16
Finnish translation:punainen palmukärsäkäs
Explanation:
The Rhynchophorus -genus is a group of beetles that have a snout, and these are grouped with a term in Finnish as "kärsäkäs" (kärsä = snout [like a pig snout] or trunk [like the elephant's trunk]). Examples of this are pea weevil "hernekärsäkäs", cabbage seed weevil "rapsikärsäkäs"...

I have a list of harmful insects for agriculture on my glossary site, please take a look at them for more info.
the redpalmweevil.com illustrates clearly the snout.

Hope this helps.
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Jari Vesterinen
Finland
Local time: 07:16
Grading comment
Kiitos, tämä kelpaa.
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punainen palmukärsäkäs


Explanation:
The Rhynchophorus -genus is a group of beetles that have a snout, and these are grouped with a term in Finnish as "kärsäkäs" (kärsä = snout [like a pig snout] or trunk [like the elephant's trunk]). Examples of this are pea weevil "hernekärsäkäs", cabbage seed weevil "rapsikärsäkäs"...

I have a list of harmful insects for agriculture on my glossary site, please take a look at them for more info.
the redpalmweevil.com illustrates clearly the snout.

Hope this helps.


    Reference: http://bugguide.net/node/view/220/tree
    Reference: http://www.redpalmweevil.com/intoallRPW.htm
Jari Vesterinen
Finland
Local time: 07:16
Native speaker of: Native in FinnishFinnish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Kiitos, tämä kelpaa.

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