EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(RHYCFE)

Distribution details in Morocco

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, few occurrences
First recorded in: 2008
From CABI Pest map 258 (2010): Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2009/001) : first record in 2 Phoenix canariensis in Tangier, under eradication.
References
* Boutaleb Joutei A, Chouibani M, Khalki Y, Rahel MA, Bouabid N (2013) Amélioration de la technique de piégeage et essais de lutte chimique contre le charançon du palmier à Tanger-Maroc. Proceedings of the AFPP - Palm pest Mediterranean Conference (Nice, FR, 2013-01-16/18), 349-390.
------- Mass trapping could reduce the number of insect caught by 85% from 2009 to 2010 in Tangier.

* 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.

* NPPO of Morocco (2009-01).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Algeria Absent, confirmed by survey view...
Spain Islas Baleares Present, no details view...
Spain Islas Canárias Present, restricted distribution view...
Spain Present, restricted distribution view...