EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus(RHYCFE)

Distribution details in Yemen

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2013
From CABI Pest map 258 (2016): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2014/013) : first found in May 2013 in Wadi-Hadhramout on date palms (Phoenix dactylifera).

Witt et al. (2020): also found on date palm in Socotra Island.
* Assggaf SM (2013) First record of the red palm weevil [Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Oliv. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)] in Yemen. Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter no. 60, 6-7.

* Witt A, Hula V, Suleiman AS, Van Damme K (2020) First record of the red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) on Socotra Island (Yemen), an exotic pest with high potential for adverse economic impacts. Rendiconti Lincei. Scienze Fisiche e Naturali. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12210-020-00918-6
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Oman Present, no details view...
Saudi Arabia Present, widespread view...