Reporting Service No.
11 Paris, 2011-11-01
In December 2011, Rhynchophorus
ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, red palm weevil
– EPPO A2 List) was detected for the first time on
ornamental palm trees (Phoenix canariensis) in the
city of Carthage (north of Tunis) by the NPPO of Tunisia.
The identification of the pest was confirmed by the
‘Laboratoire de Quarantaine’. Eradication measures have
immediately been put into place and include the uprooting
and burning of symptomatic plants, as well as treatment of
asymptomatic plants and surveys of the neighbouring areas.
The pest status of
in Tunisia is officially declared as: Present, only on a few
plants of Phoenix canariensis (city of Carthage),
NPPO of Tunisia