EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(RHYCFE)

Distribution details in United Kingdom

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Absent, pest eradicated
First recorded in: 2016
Eradication in: 2020
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent, pest eradicated (2020-02)
Until the end of 2016, absence had been confirmed by official surveys.

EPPO Reporting Service (2017/036) : at the end of 2016, it was found in a palm tree (Livistonia rotundifolia) purchased from a garden centre in Essex (Southeast England). The infested tree has been burnt. No further findings have been reported.

Eradication confirmed in 2020-02.

HorticultureWeek (2016-11-15) First red palm weevil found in the UK. http://www.hortweek.com/first-red-palm-weevil-found-uk/plant-health/article/1415641

* NPPO of the UK (2005-12, 2013-02, 2020-02).