EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2010 Num. article: 2010/204

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus occurs in Malta

On the island of Malta, the occurrence of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae – EPPO A2 List) was reported in October 2007. Official control measures are being taken to prevent further introduction or spread of the pest.
The situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Malta can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2007, under official control.


Ministry for rural affairs and the Environment (2007) Red palm weevil, in Malta. Gazzetta tal-Gvern ta' Malta. http://www.agric.gov.mt/Downloads/red_palm_weevil_gov_gazette_16thoct.pdf