Further details on the situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in France in 2007
In addition to the occurrences of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae – EPPO A2 List) reported in the south of France in summer 2007 (see EPPO RS 2007/168), more specimens were caught at the end of 2007. Adults were trapped at 3 sites in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon (1 site in Hérault, 2 in Pyrénées-Orientales) and at 2 sites in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (Bouches-du-Rhône).
The situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in France can be described as follows: Present, few outbreaks found in Corsica (Corse du Sud), Languedoc-Roussillon (Hérault, Pyrénées-Orientales), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Var), under eradication.
Anonymous (2007) Phyto-Régions. Languedoc-Roussillon. Palmiers et charançon rouge. Phytoma – La Défense des Végétaux No. 610, p 3.