First report of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus occurs in Libya
In Libya, the presence of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae – EPPO A2 List) was noted for the first time in 2009. A student from Tobruk (in the north-east of Libya) had collected some specimens which were identified as R. ferrugineus. More beetles were subsequently caught by pheromone traps placed near the initial location.
The situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Libya can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2009 near Tobruk.
Personal communication with Prof. Aziz Ajlan, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia (2009-04).
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