EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(RHYCFE)

Distribution details in Netherlands Antilles

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, few occurrences
First recorded in: 2008
From CABI Pest map 258 (2016): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2009/002) : first detected in December 2008 on Curaçao Island.
* Amigoe.com (2009) Beetle very harmful to date palms (2009-01-26) http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_51993.php

* California Department of Food and Agriculture (US). News Release (2010-10-18). Red palm weevil, worst known pest of palm trees, detected in Laguna Beach. Agricultural officials confirm first detection of palm tree pest in the United States. http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Releases/Press_Release.asp?PRnum=10-061

* Herrick NJ, Mankin RW, Dosunmu OG, Kairo MTK (2013) Ecology and detection of the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), and related weevils for the protection of palm tree species in the United States. Proceedings of the AFPP - Palm pest Mediterranean Conference (Nice, FR, 2013-01-16/18), 269-283.
------- Aruba and Curaçao Islands.

* Personal communication with Prof. Aziz Ajlan, King Faisal University, Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia (2009-01). http://www.redpalmweevil.com

* Roda A, Kairo M, Damian T, Franken F, Heidweiller K, Johanns C, Mankin R (2011) Red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus), an invasive pest recently found in the Caribbean that threatens the region. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 41(2), 116-151.
------- Aruba and Curaçao Islands.

* Rugman-Jones, P. F.; Hoddle, C. D.; Hoddle, M. S.; Stouthamer, R. (2013) PLoS ONE 8 (10), e78379.
------- Curacao. Verified by molecular means.

* Van Buurt G, Debrot AO (2012) Introduced agricultural pests, plant and animal diseases and vectors in the Dutch Caribbean, with an ‘Alert species’ list. IMARES Wageningen UR (NL) report no. C193/11, 35 pp.
------ For the moment, NOT found in Bonaire, Sint Maarten, Saba, and Sint Eustatius
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Aruba Present, restricted distribution view...