EPPO Global Database

Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus(LISSOR)

Distribution details in Greece

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, few occurrences
First recorded in: 2016
EPPO Reporting Service (2017/162) : first found in summer 2016 in in rice fields of the Western part of Thessaloniki. Further studies will be carried out to determine the pest distribution.
* Giantsis IA, Castells Sierra J, Chaskopoulou A (2017) The distribution of the invasive pest, rice water weevil Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Kuschel (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is expanding in Europe: First record in the Balkans, confirmed by CO1 DNA barcoding. Phytoparasitica 45(2), 147-149.