Distribution details in Spain
First recorded in: 2018
EPPO Reporting Service (2021/152) : first weevil specimens found in August 2018 in rice crops in the towns of L’Ampolla, Amposta and Sant Carles de la Ràpita (Ebro Delta, Cataluna). In addition, the presence of L. oryzophilus was confirmed by DNA metabarcoding from bat faecal samples collected from bat (Pipistrellus pygmaeus) roost in the Ebro Delta.
* Montauban C, Mas M, Wangensteen OS, Sarto i Monteys V, Fornós DG, Mola XF, López-Baucells A (2021) Bats as natural samplers: First record of the invasive pest rice water weevil Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus in the Iberian Peninsula. Crop Protection 141, 105427.