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The invasive moth Paysandisia archon in Europe: Biology and control options


The palm borer moth (Paysandisia archon, Burmeister) is a member of the Castniidae
family originally from South America and is currently included in the A2 list of the
OEPP/EPPO. This moth was introduced to Europe in 2000 through ornamental palms.
Since its accidental introduction, it has become a major threat for natural stands of
native palms, as well as for nurseries and gardens in the Mediterranean basin. To
date, neither preventive nor control methods have been implemented for managing
this pest under field conditions. In this review, we highlight the most relevant information
on the biology of P. archon and summarize the available control strategies with 
a special focus on biocontrol-based treatment


 Cet article écrit par des spécialistes  espagnols vient d’être publié.  Il y a fort peu d’articles sur ce sujet. Nous ne pouvons pas le diffuser.  Par contre en passant au siège de l’association vous pouvez  tout à fait venir le consulter. À défaut nous allons en faire l’analyse critique avec  les correspondants scientifiques de l’association  que nous  publierons.


 Nous allons très prochainement faire l’acquisition d’un autre article:

Analysis of the spread of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in an urban area, using GIS techniques: a study case in Central Italy

abstract:  The spread of the red palm weevil is now a very severe problem on a global scale. In this paper, we investigate its spread during the 2007–2013 period in a coastal urban area characterized by a high density of palm trees, and discuss the application of a new approach to data collection and processing. While most works on the spread of the red palm weevil are based upon geo-referenced traps, we focused on the health of each palm, considering the surrounding territorial context. To this end, we used historical aerial photos, freely available remote sensing images and field surveys, integrated in a GIS environment to analyze the extent and mode of pest spread over time. Our results show that the exponential increase of new cases for each new year is regulated by this spatial spread model: at the early stage of infestation the red weevil tends to occupy as much space as possible, within the limitations of the distance it can fly; in the following stage, its infestation density increases in recently colonized areas. We discuss current local management of palm trees and the pests, and propose strategies that take into account both the ecology of the red weevil and the territorial context. Finally, we encourage the provision of more resources for early detection and prevention measures, as well as replacement of the dead Phoenix canariensis palms with a greater variety of species, as a varied composition would be less prone to pest-caused depopulation.

Enfin,  pour compléter le tableau nous avons l’espoir de vous communiquez  le texte d’une thèse  de doctorat   qui vient d’être soutenue  devant l’INAT  de Tunis « Mise en place une gestion intégrée d’éradication du CRP  sur Phœnix canariensis »


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