EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(RHYCFE)

Distribution details in Libya

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2010: Present, few occurrences
First recorded in: 2009
From CABI Pest map 258 (2010): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2010/205) : first found in 2009 near the city of Tobruk.
* Faleiro JR, Ben Abdallah A, El-Bellaj M, Al Ajlan AM, Oihabi A (2012) Threat of the red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) to date palm plantations in North Africa. Arab Journal of Plant Protection 30, 274-280.

Personal communication with Prof. Aziz Ajlan, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia (2009-04).
Red palm weevil website: http//www.redpalmweevil.com
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Algeria Absent, confirmed by survey view...
Egypt Present, widespread view...
Tunisia Present, restricted distribution view...