EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(RHYCFE)

Distribution details in Italy (Sicilia)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, no details
From CABI Pest map 258 (2016): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2006/001)

EPPO Reporting Service (2006/028)

EPPO Reporting Service (2007/167) : first found in Sicilia in 2005 in the city of Acireale (province of Catania), later in several other localities along the Ionian coast, in the provinces of Trapani, Palermo and the island of Favignana (Egadi).

EPPO Reporting Service (2009/051) : found in the city of Palermo on Howea forsteriana.

In 2010 and 2011, found in new Sicilian provinces.

EPPO Reporting Service (2016/162) : found in September 2015 on Strelitzia nicolai in Palermo province.
* Fiorello A, Speciale M, Lo Verde G, Massa B (2015) Strelitzia nicolai (Strelitziaceae), new host plant for Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera Curculionidae) in Sicily. Naturalista siciliano 39(2), 435-438.

* Lo Verde G, Massa B (2007) [Observations on red palm weevil in Sicily. Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura Serie II 39(2), 131-149.]

* NPPO of Italy (2009-02, 2010-11, 2010-12, 2011-02).

* Peri E, Colazza S, Guarino S, Lo Bue P, Suma P, La Pergola A, Longo S (2013) The red palm weevil in Sicily: the introduction and spread of an invasive alien species. Proceedings of the AFPP - Palm pest Mediterranean Conference (Nice, FR, 2013-01-16/18), 171-177.
------- Details on the spread of the pest in Sicilia.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Absent, confirmed by survey view...
France Corse Present, restricted distribution view...
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovenia Absent, pest eradicated view...