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red palm weevil

Scientific Name
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus
Scientific Author
(Olivier, 1790)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Rhynchophorinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Distribution

  • Australasian - Oceanian
  • Mediterranean Basin
  • South and South-East Asia

Description

Europe: Italy (found in 1994, Campania, Toscana, Sicilia), Egypt (Ismaelyia, Sharkyia governorates), Israel (found in 1999, under eradication), Jordan (found in 1999), Spain (AndalucĂ­a and Comunidad Valenciana). Probably present in Algeria, Morocco and other countries in North Africa but this has not been confirmed by the official authorities.

Asia: Bangladesh, Bahrain, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Japon, Kowait, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudia Arabia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam.

Oceania: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands.


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