EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus palmarum(RHYCPA)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, restricted distribution
Pest status declared by NPPO: Transient, actionable, and under surveillance (2015-07)
From CABI Pest map 259 (2016): Present, few occurrences
From NAPPO (2002-04-11): records in California and Texas date back to 1918, and the pest has not been found since.

From NPPO (2011-08-08): found in May 2011 in the San Ysidro area of San Diego, California.

From NPPO (2012-06-18): found twice in Alamo, Texas.

EPPO Reporting Service (2015/137) : first found in 2015 in Yuma, Arizona.

From Hoddle et al. (2020): insect populations are established in San Diego county (California), but there are no reports of established populations in Arizona and Texas or palm mortality.
* Hoddle MS, Hoddle CD & Milosavljević I (2020) How far can Rhynchophorus palmarum (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) fly? Journal of Economic Entomology 113(4), 1786-1795. doi: 10.1093/jee/toaa115

* NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. News story (2002-14-11) Palm weevil's status in the US. http://www.pestalert.org/viewArchNewsStory.cfm?nid=174

* NAPPO Phytosanitary Pest Alert System. Official Pest Reports.
- USA (2015-07-07) Rhynchophorus palmarum (South American Palm Weevil) – Detection in Arizona. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=626
- USA (2012-06-18) Detection of the South American Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus palmarum) in Texas. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=519
- USA (2011-08-08) Detection of South American Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus palmarum) in California. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail_print.cfm?oprid=495
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Present, restricted distribution view...