EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2008 Num. article: 2008/196

Situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Cyprus

In Cyprus, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae – EPPO A2 List) was first recorded in September 2006, in the area of Limassol (see EPPO RS 2007/022). Since then, it has spread to two more areas in the districts of Larnaca and Paphos. Infested areas were delimited and eradication measures were put in place. The emergency measures taken so far have prevented its further spread.
The situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Cyprus can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2006 it now occurs in the districts of Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos, under eradication.


NPPO of Cyprus, 2008-10.