Details on the situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in France in 2008
In 2008, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae – EPPO A2 List) was detected in the city of Antibes, thus confirming its presence in the department of Alpes-Maritimes. In 2008, the pest was found on palm trees in Var and Corse as in 2007 (see EPPO RS 2008/051). However since September 2008, no captures have been made in any of the 116 traps placed in Languedoc-Roussillon.
The situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in France can be described as follows: Present, few outbreaks in Corsica (Corse-du-Sud), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (Alpes-Maritimes, Var), under eradication.
Anonymous (2008) Phyto Régions. Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Charançon rouge dans les rue d’Antibes. Phytoma – La Défense des Végétaux No. 618, p 2.