EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(RHYCFE)

Distribution details in Israel

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1999
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, restricted distribution (2011-06)
From CABI Pest map 258 (2016): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (1999/119) : a few adults caught in a date palm plantation near Jericho (close to the infestation site in Jordan).

EPPO Reporting Service (2003/088) : a quarantine area was delimited and declared covering 600 ha of date palms. Surveillance (by mass trapping) and control (chemical treatments and destruction of heavily infested trees) was sustained. After 4 years, catches have been reduced from 324 in 2000 to 26 in 2002, and no new infested area was found in 2002.
* Blumberg D (2008) Date palm arthropod pests and their management in Israel. Phytoparasitica 36(5), 411-448.

* Kehat, M. (1999) Phytoparasitica 27 (3), 241-242.
------- First record.

* NPPO of Israel (2011-06).

* Roll U, Dayan T, Simberloff D (2007) Non-indigenous insect species in Israel and adjacent areas. Biological Invasions 9, 629-643.

* Soroker, V.; Blumberg, D.; Haberman, A.; Hamburger-Rishard, M.; Reneh, S.; Talebaev, S.; Anshelevich, L.; Harari, A. R. (2005) Phytoparasitica 33 (1), 97-106.
------- Not based on molecular evidence.

* Soroker, V.; Haberman, A.; Nakache, Y.; Kettner, R.; Ezra, N.; David, T. B.; Kuznetsova, T.; Bitton, S.; Cohen, Y. (2013) Colloque méediterranéen sur les ravageurs des palmiers. Nice, France, 16-18 January, 2013, unpaginated.
------- Not based on molecular evidence.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Egypt Present, widespread view...
Jordan Present, few occurrences view...
Lebanon Present, no details view...
Syria Present, no details view...