Situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Turkey in 2006
The NPPO of Turkey recently informed the EPPO Secretariat about the situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae - EPPO A2 List) in 2006. In 2005, in the province of Antalya, imported palm trees were inspected and found infested by R. ferrugineus (see also EPPO RS 2007/001). These interceptions triggered surveys and pheromone traps were placed at several locations. In 2006, R. ferrugineus was captured in three provinces: Antalya, Mersin (both in Mediterranean region), Izmir (Aegean region).
The pest status of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Turkey is officially declared as follows: Present, only in some areas, at low prevalence.
NPPO of Turkey, 2007-07.