EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(RHYCFE)

Distribution details in Israel

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2011: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1999
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, restricted distribution (2011-06)
From CABI Pest map 258 (2010): Present, few occurrences
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (99/119): 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.
References
* 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.
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...