EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus palmarum(RHYCPA)

Distribution details in United States of America (Texas)

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

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

From Hoddle et al. (2020): there are no reports of established populations in Texas or palm mortality.
References
* Hoddle MS, Hoddle CD & Milosavljević I (2020) How far can Rhynchophorus palmarum (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) fly? Journal of Economic Entomology. 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 (2012-06-18) Detection of the South American Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus palmarum) in Texas.
http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=519
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Mexico Present, restricted distribution view...