The reduction of the population of Canary palms, due the huge mortality caused by Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, and also by effective (unfortunately only in some localities) protection efforts that are still free from its presence, is doing the weevil population migrate to other species.

Rhynchophorus potential is very high, however it seems that it is focusing on w. filifera, where, due to the small dimension of the meristematic zone, the damage is fulminant.

Another candidate would be p. dactyilifera, but it is unclear that his appetite for the area the sheets are as high, as having certain types of Stipe.