Details on the situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in France in 2007
In summer 2007, the presence of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae – EPPO A2 List) was reported in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon, France. It can be recalled that in 2006, R. ferrugineus was first found in Corsica and then on the mainland in Var and Alpes-Maritimes (see EPPO RS 2006/225).
The situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in France can be described as follows: Present, few outbreaks found in Corsica (Corse du Sud), Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (Alpes-Maritimes, Var), under eradication.
Anonymous (2007) Phyto Régions. Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur. Le charançon rouge du palmier a mis le rostre en France. Phytoma – La Défense des Végétaux No. 607, p 4.