EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(RHYCFE)

Distribution details in Malaysia

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Pest map 258 (2016): Present, restricted distribution
Comments
Old records from Malaysia (including Sabah, Sarawak) are now thought likely to be of R. vulneratus, or R. bilineatus. However, the presence of R. ferrugineus was confirmed in 2007 in the state of Terengganu (West Malaysia) in coconut plantations. The pest then spread of other states (Perlis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, and Kelantan).
References
* Wattanapongsiri, A. (1966) Science Bulletin Department of Agriculture Thailand 1 (1), 134.

* Wahizatul AA, Zazali C, Abdul Rhaman AR, Azbdul Ghani N (2013) A new invasive coconut pest in Malaysia: the red palm weevil (Curculionidae: Rhynchophorus ferrugineus). Planter 89(1043), 97-110.
------- Detected in 2007 in all 7 districts of Terengganu state in coconut plantations.

* Wahizatul AA, Chong JL, Zakeri HA, Norhayai Y, Wan BWO, Yong KW, Ainatun NZ, Modh HH (2017) The red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus: current issues and challenges in Malaysia. Oil Palm Bulletin 74, 17-24.
------- In 2016, reported in five states: Perlis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Terengganu and Kelantan.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Indonesia Sumatra Absent, unreliable record view...
Indonesia Absent, unreliable record view...
Indonesia Sulawesi Absent, unreliable record view...
Indonesia Irian Jaya Absent, unreliable record view...
Indonesia Java Absent, unreliable record view...
Indonesia Kalimantan Absent, unreliable record view...
Indonesia Maluku Absent, unreliable record view...
Indonesia Nusa Tenggara Absent, unreliable record view...
Singapore Absent, unreliable record view...
Thailand Present, no details view...