Coconut rhinoceros beetles were first discovered on Guam in 2007. Adults kill palms when they bore into crowns to feed on sap. Rhino beetle larvae feed only on dead plant material at breeding sites and they do no damage. In order to eradicate rhino beetles, all breeding sites must be found and destroyed. Four dogs […]
Roland Quitugua featured on KUAM News outlining 2016 plans for CRB control. Good information on where Guam is at this time regarding this invasive insect. Click here for KUAM story
The Guam coconut rhinoceros beetle research team has documented some disturbing and unusual behavior of Oryctes rhinoceros (coconut rhinoceros beetle CRB), which has been published in the September issue of the Florida Entomologist journal. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.098.0341) The coconut rhinoceros beetle was first discovered on Guam in the tourist area of Tumon Bay in 2007, and since […]
A story by Jerick Sablan on the status of large piles of green waste left in the wake of Typhoon Dolphin. Concerns are expressed about rhino beetles and little fire ants associated with the piles. Please click here to read the full story.
Adding some text HERE to see if this story can have a clickable link. Please see: http://www.kuam.com/story/29976888/2015/09/08/new-type-of-coconut-rhino-beetle-on-the-move
Please see: http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2015/09/07/guams-rhino-beetles-immune-virus-meant-control-population/71689026/
Please see: http://www.saipantribune.com/index.php/guam-coconut-rhinoceros-beetle-worries-scientists/
The coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB), Oryctes rhinoceros, that has been attacking coconut trees on Guam since it was first discovered on the island in 2007 has proven to be voracious and tenacious. The coconut rhinoceros beetle, is a major pest of coconut palm, oil palm and other palm species. Palms are damaged when adult beetles […]