EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(RHYCFE)

Distribution details in Egypt

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 1992
From CABI Pest map 258 (2010): Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (1997/10) : see Cox (1993) FAO Plant Protection Bulletin 41, 30-31.

EPPO Reporting Service (2001/181) : infestation limited to Ismaelyia and Sharkyia governorates

In his review on date palm pests, Blumberg (2008) noted that in Egypt from 1992 to 2000, more than 216 000 infested palms were recorded, of which approximately 60 000 were removed.
References
* Abbas, M. S. T.; Saleh, M. M. E.; Akil, A. M. (2001) Journal of Pest Science 74 (6), 145-168.
------- Ismaelyia and Sharkyia Governorates only.

* Blumberg D (2008) Date palm arthropod pests and their management in Israel. Phytoparasitica 36(5), 411-448.

* Cox, M. L. (1993) FAO Plant Protection Bulletin 41 (1), 30-31.
------- First record for Africa.

* CIE (1992) 22563.
------- Sharkia: El-Hussinia.

* El-Garhy, M. E. (1996) The BCPC Conference: Pests & Diseases, Vol. 3. Proceedings of an international conference, Brighton, UK, 18-21 Nov. 1996, 1059-1064. British Crop Protection Council, Farnham, UK.

* El-Sebay, Y. (2003) Egyptian Journal of Agricultural Research 81 (2), 523-529.

* Hashim SM, Abdullah FF, Tawfik HM (2013) Monitoring studies of the red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus using pheromone traps in palm tree orchards. Proceedings of the AFPP - Palm pest Mediterranean Conference (Nice, FR, 2013-01-16/18), 339-347.
------- Alexandria governorate.

* Salama, H. S.; Hamdy, M. K.; El-Din, M. M. (2002) Anzeiger fur Schadlingskunde 75 (1), 26-29.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Israel Present, restricted distribution view...
Libya Present, few occurrences view...