EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(RHYCFE)

Distribution details in Spain

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1993
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, restricted distribution - under eradication (2011-06)
From CABI Pest map 258 (2010): Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (1996/96) . Found in coastal reagion near Granada on Phoenix canariensis. First damage seen in 1993. Serious damage. Containment measures taken.

EPPO Reporting Service (1997/10) : now in an area of 50 km along the coast from Motril (Granada) to Nerja (Malaga).

EPPO Reporting Service (1999/079) : additional details on biology in Spain.

EPPO Reporting Service (2004/060) : found in Comunidad Valenciana. Under eradication, confirmed by EPPO Reporting Service (2005/050) .

EPPO Reporting Service (2007/023) : records in Comunidad Valenciana include the Elche palm grove. Also in Islas Canarias and Murcia since 2005, and in Mallorca since 2006. Under official control.

EPPO Reporting Service (2007/137) : also Cataluña.

EPPO Reporting Service (2009/208) : also in Ceuta.

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/084) : Baleares (Ibiza, Mallorca), Cataluña.

EPPO Reporting Service (2016/203) : Cataluña (in a delimited zone of 24 comarcas along the coast, mainly on Phoenix canariensis and to a lesser extent on Phoenix dactylifera).
References
* Anonymous (2009) Orden por la que se declara la existencia de plaga de las palmeras, producidas por el agente nocivo Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, en la ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta. Boletín Oficial de la Ciudad de Ceuta (B.O.C.CE), 2009-10-30, Extraordinario n° 6, 58-62.

* Anonymous (2009) Incidencia de plagas y enfermedades en las Comunidades Autónomas en 2008. Phytoma-España no. 207, pp 14-50 & 208, pp 36-62 & 209, pp 44-52 & 210, pp 50-55.

* Anonymous (2013) Incidencia de plagas y enfermedades en las Comunidades Autonomas en 2012. Phytoma-Espana no. 249, 30-63.
------- Cataluna.

* Anonymous (2016) Incidencia de plagas y enfermedades en las Comunidades Autónomas en 2015. Phytoma-España no. 278, 16-52 and Phytoma-España no. 279, 16-40.

* Esteban-Duran, J.; Yela, J. L.; Beitia-Crespo, F.; Jimenez-Alvarez, A. (1998) Boletin de Sanidad Vegetal, Plagas 24 (4), 737-748.

* Esteban-Duran, J.; Yela, J. L.; Beitia-Crespo, F.; Jimenez-Alvarez, A. (1998) Boletin de Sanidad Vegetal, Plagas 24 (1), 23-40.

* Jacas JA, Dembilio O, Llacer E (2011) Research activities focused on management of red palm weevil at the UJI-IVIA associated unit (region of Valencia, Spain). Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 41(2), 122-127.

* NPPO of Spain (2011-06).

* Personal communication with Dr Michel Ferry, Station de Recherche sur le Dattier et l’Agriculture d’Oasis, Elche, Spain (2009-11).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Present, restricted distribution view...
France Corse Present, restricted distribution view...
Morocco Present, few occurrences view...
Portugal Present, restricted distribution view...