EPPO Global Database

Rhynchophorus vulneratus(RHYCVU)

Distribution details in United States of America (California)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Absent, pest eradicated
First recorded in: 2010
Eradication in: 2015
EPPO Reporting Service (2016/191) : some authors (Rugman-Jones et al., 2013), considers that the species which has invaded California is not R. ferrugineus but R. vulneratus.
* Hoddle M, Hoddle C, Alzubaidy M, Kabashima J, Nisson J, Millar J, Dimson M (2016) The palm weevil Rhynchophorus vulneratus is eradicated from Laguna Beach. California Agriculture. doi: 10.3733/ca.2016a0012.
------- Eradication.

* Rugman-Jones PF, Hoddle CD, Hoddle MS, Stouthamer R (2013) The lesser of two weevils: molecular-genetics of pest palm weevil populations confirm Rhynchophorus vulneratus (Panzer 1798) as a valid species distinct from R. ferrugineus (Olivier 1790), and reveal the global extent of both. PlosOne 8(10), e78379.