The only weevils I have come across in the past have been those little brown numbers that turned up from time to time in the porridge at boarding school. If we dared complain we were told they were an excellent source of protein and to ‘zip it’.
The red palm weevil is a different kettle of fish. The wretch is causing havoc and doing in palm trees all over the globe. The Spanish authorities are very tense on the subject, understandably. So much so that if you are found harboring said weevil a fine of Euros 500 is summarily issued and, if feasible, deportation would probably follow immediately.
TL, missing his gym class, offered to chop down a half dead palm tree at the villa – and came across the culprit. Ugly little s**t he is too.
Is there anyone out there who knows more than I do about weevils? Is it eyeless, as in blind? Or are those eyes on the end of it’s feelers?
Having photographed it from every angle I suggested to TL that he now kill it. Reluctantly agreeing with me, TL wandered off, stroking and crooning to it.
I haven’t dared ask if he carried out the execution or not.