EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(RHYCFE)

Distribution details in Iraq

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, few occurrences
First recorded in: 2015
From CABI Pest map 258 (2016): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (1999/012)

EPPO Reporting Service (2015/206) : found in October 2015 on date palms near Safwan (Basra governorate). It is considered that this is the first confirmed record of the pest in Iraq, as the earlier record from Gentry (1965) had never been confirmed by further observations or field work.

* Anonymous (2015) New record of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Basra province, Iraq. Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter 66, p 26.

* Gentry JW (1965) Crop Insects of Northeast Africa-Southwest Asia. United States Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Research Service. Agriculture Handbook no. 273, 214 pp.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Iran Present, no details view...
Jordan Present, few occurrences view...
Kuwait Present, no details view...
Saudi Arabia Present, widespread view...
Syria Present, no details view...
Turkey Present, restricted distribution view...