EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 2000 Num. article: 2000/096

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus occurs in Oman

It is recalled that in the Near East region, the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (EPPO Alert List) first appeared in the United Arab Emirates in 1985, and that it then spread to several countries of the region. In 1993, it was first reported in Oman (new record, according to the EPPO Secretariat). In all countries where it has been introduced, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus has proved to be very destructive to palm trees.


Abdallah, F.F.; Al-Khatri, S.A. (1999) Research higlights – The effectiveness of trunk injection and fumigation for the control of the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Oliver, in date palm.
Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter, no. 29, December 1999, Arab Society for Plant Protection, Aleppo (SY) and FAO Near East Regional Office, Cairo (EG), p 27.