EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(RHYCFE)

Distribution details in Turkey

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2005
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, only in some areas, at low prevalence (2007-07)
From CABI Pest map 258 (2016): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2007/001) : first report, in Mersin province (Mediterranean region)

EPPO Reporting Service (2007/089) : captured in 3 places in 2006 - Antalya and Mersin (Mediterranean region), Izmir (Aegean region).

EPPO Reporting Service (2011/042) : two years after its first discovery in Mersin province, the pest is now widely distributed in parks and gardens over most parts of the Mediterranean and Aegean regions.
* Atakan E, Elekçioglu IH, Gözel U, Günes C, Yüksel O (2009) First report of Heterorhabditis bacteriophora (Poinar, 1975) (Nematoda: Heterorhabditidae) isolated from the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Oliver, 1970) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Turkey. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 39(2), 189-193.

* Bozbuga R, Hazir A (2008) Pest of the palm (Palmae) and date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) determined in Turkey and evaluation of red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 38(1), 127-130.

* Buyukozturk HD, Kutuk H, Birisik N (2011) Current status of red palm weevil in Turkey. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 41(2), 142-144.
------- Mainly caught along the Mediterranean coast, isolated captures in Marmara region. Due to eradication measures, the number of beetles caught has diminished from 2008 to 2010.

* El-Mergawy, R. A. A. M.; Al-Ajlan, A. M.; Abdallah, N. A.; Nasr, M. I.; Silvain, J. F. (2011) International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 13 (2), 227-232.

* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Turkey. Red palm weevil (2007-07-16). https://www.ippc.int/index.php

* Karut K, Kazak C (2005) [A new pest of date palm trees (Phoenix dactylifera L.): Rynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier, 1790) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Mediterranean region of Turkey.] Turkiye Entomoloji Dergisi 29(4), 295-300 (in Turkish).

* NPPO of Turkey (2007-07).

* Öztemiz S, Doğanlar M (2015) Invasive plant pests (Insecta and Acarina) of Turkey. Munis Entomology & Zoology 10(1), 144-159.
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Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Bulgaria Transient, under eradication view...
Georgia Present, no details view...
Greece Kriti Present, no details view...
Greece Present, restricted distribution view...
Iran Present, no details view...
Iraq Present, few occurrences view...
Syria Present, no details view...