EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2007 Num. article: 2007/001

First report of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Turkey

In Turkey, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae – EPPO A2 List) was detected for the first time on palm trees (Phoenix canariensis) in the province of Mersin (Mediterranean region) in 2005. This is the first report of R. ferrugineus in Turkey.
The situation of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Turkey can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2005, province of Mersin (Mediterranean region).


Karut K, Kazak C (2005) [A new pest of date palm trees (Phoenix dactylifera L.): Rynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier, 1790) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Mediterranean region of Turkey.] Turkiye Entomoloji Dergisi 29(4), 295-300 (in Turkish).