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Life history, habits, and control of the coconut rhinoceros beetle in Puerto Rico

by H. K. Plank

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Published by Federal Experiment Station in Puerto Rico .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rhinoceros beetle,
  • Coconut,
  • Diseases and pests

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 34-35).

    Statementby Harold K. Plank
    SeriesBulletin / Porto Rico Agricultural Experiment Station -- no. 45, Bulletin (Porto Rico Agricultural Experiment Station) -- no. 45.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination35 p. :
    Number of Pages35
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25618846M
    OCLC/WorldCa21270396

      The military is preparing to destroy close to coconut trees at Hickam Air Force base in an attempt to get control of the coconut Rhinoceros beetle problem. Subscribe to KITV on YouTube . The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, is an erect palm in the family Arecaceae which is grown its fruits, used primarily for the extraction of coconut oil for use in coconut palm has an erect or slightly curved stem which grows from a swollen base. The stem is smooth, light gray in color and has prominent leaf scars.

    the coconut rhinoceros beetle and related dynastids. Oryctes rhinoceros completes its immature stages in logs, sawdust piles and other con­ centrations of organic matter. The adult beetle feeds on sap in a burrow chewed down the growing tip of the palm. During the period from March through December   A new invasive strain of the coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB), Oryctes rhinoceros, is present in Solomon Islands and is spreading is the most serious insect pest of coconuts, essential for food security and cash income, resulting in significant yield losses and tree mortality.

    LIFE CYCLE OF THE COCONUT RHINOCEROS BEETLE (CRB) Grubs (larvae) hatch in 8 to 12 days from whitish brown eggs (beetles remain in pupae for to 22 days, then emerge and. The Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes rhirtoceros) is a major pest of the coconut palm in its Asian homeland and on the South Pacific islands it has invaded. Each adult female lays 3 or 4 clutches, with about 30 eggs per clutch, in.


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Life history, habits, and control of the coconut rhinoceros beetle in Puerto Rico by H. K. Plank Download PDF EPUB FB2

Habits illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Life history, habits, and control of the coconut rhinoceros beetle in Puerto Rico Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This : FEDERAL EXPERIMENT STATION IN PUERTO RICO of the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MAYAGUEZ, PUERTO RICO BULLETIN NO.

45 WASHINGTON, D. NOVEMBER LIFE HISTORY, HABITS, AND CONTROL OF THE COCONUT RHINOCEROS BEETLE IN PUERTO RICO By Harold K. Plank, Entomologist, Federal Experiment Station in Puerto Rico.

In Decemberan adult coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB) was trapped in a pest survey trap at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Since the initial find, survey specialists have detected additional adults in traps in the same area.

They identified two breeding sites in compost piles located at golf courses on the base. Underside of adult coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, to show the fuzzy group of hairs at the rear end of the female (left) compared to the male (right).

Photo The grub or larva of a coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, infected by the fungus Metarhizium. Employed in the UNDP‐FAO regional project in the South Pacific for „Research on the Control of the Coconut Palm Rhinoceros Beetle”, P.O.

BoxApia, Western Samoa, sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme and executed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of Cited by: 4.

Life History. The horns of the male rhinoceros beetle are used to drive other males away from a female beetle during mating rituals. Females lay about 50 eggs, which hatch into larvae. After several molts, they eventually reach adult size and form. Longevity varies among species, but a.

The Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) was first detected in Hawaii in December This invasive pest is native to Southeast Asia.

It attacks coconut palms by boring into the crowns or tops of the tree where it damages growing tissue and feeds on tree sap. The damage can significantly reduce coconut production and kill the tree. An account is given of the history and the results achieved by the U.N.D.P./S.P.C.

Rhinoceros Beetle Project in the South Pacific. The special features of the rhinoceros beetle coconut palm system are reviewed as they influence and determine the research methods and the possibilities for pest control.

Rhinoceros beetle is mainly a pest of coconut and oil palms. The beetles damage palms by boring into the centre of the crown, injuring the. It is believed the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle may have come from Asia.(Wikimedia Commons)Searching for a virus to control the beetles.

The silver bullet, though, is a biological control. This research article was submitted by NEUniversity faculty, Dr. Margret Rueffler: Dealing with Rhinoceros Beetle Infestation on Coconut Palms Through Biological and Natural Applications and Methods: Using the fungus Metarrhizium anisopliae as part of an integrated pest management system.

By Catherine Dallaire and Dr. Margret Rueffler. Oryctes Rhinoceros L. is an endemic pest of Asia that. LIFE CYCLE OF THE COCONUT RHINOCEROS BEETLE Oryctes rhinoceros Data Source: Bedford, G.

Biology, Ecology, and Control of Palm Rhinoceros Beetles. Annual Review of Entomology Published by the College of Natural & Applied Sciences (CNAS), University of Guam, in cooperation with the U.S.

Department of Agriculture, under Dr. Lee. Mass rearing the coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros L. (Scarab., Dynastinae) C. Schipper Employed in the UNDP‐FAO regional project in the South Pacific for „Research on the Control of the Coconut Palm Rhinoceros Beetle”, P.O.

BoxApia, Western Samoa, sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme and executed by. An adult female coconut rhinoceros beetle.

Suva, FIJI - Septem pm (CIDP/SPC): Swaying palms, blue skies and turquoise seas have long been the image that characterised the Pacific. This image may soon change with no palms in the picture. With changing environmental conditions, adverse weather on the rise such as stronger cyclones due.

This extensive research article was submitted by NE University faculty, Dr. Margret Rueffler. Dealing with Rhinoceros Beetle Infestation on Coconut Palms Through Biological and Natural Applications and Methods: Using the fungus Metarrhizium anisopliae as part of an integrated pest management system By Catherine Dallaire and Dr.

Margret Rueffler Oryctes Rhinoceros L. is an. The Asiatic rhinoceros beetle, coconut rhinoceros beetle or coconut palm rhinoceros beetle, (Oryctes rhinoceros) is a species of rhinoceros beetle of the family Scarabaeidae.

rhinoceros attacks the developing fronds of raffia, coconut, oil, and other palms in tropical Asia and a number of Pacific d fronds show typical triangular cuts. The beetle kills the palms (particularly.

The Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros (L., ) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in Lat Krabang Park, Bangkok, Thailand with notes on its biology and a new larval host plant. The coconut rhinoceros beetle- Guam biotype is resistant to current control measures and will spread without control if not dealt with.

New Britain Palm Oil (NBPO’s) limited head of sustainability, Ian Orrell, said the coconut rhinoceros beetle- Pacific (CRB-P) biotype has been in the country for a very long time and has been controlled.

Express TV the 24/7 Telugu news channel dedicated to Infotainment content. The channel delivers breaking news, live reports, exclusive interviews, political. Catley A, The coconut rhinoceros beetle Oryctes rhinoceros(L.). PANS, Chung GF, Sim SC, Tan MW, Chemical control of rhinoceros beetles in the nursery and immature oil palms.

Proceedings of the PORIM International Palm Oil Development Conference Module II - Agriculture. A neighbor of our small farm in Chiang mai was a big coconut grower and he used the cypermethrin method for Rhinocerous beetles and the associated red palm weevil that follows the rhinos, used their galleries and does even more damage.

He told us that some growers pour sand in around the frond bases to deter the beetles and weevils from boring. CRB is a destructive pest of coconut palms (Fig. ) and oil palms, but it may also attack other palm species.

Minor hosts include hala (Pandanus), banana, and sugarcane. Biology CRB is a large ( inches), shiny, dark brown beetle native to southern Asia but is established throughout the Pacific Islands.

The male beetle has. Coconut Rhinoceros beetle is a pest of coconut and palm trees. The beetle is native to western Europe and Scandinavia but has spread into Africa, Asian and the Pacific islands. In the Pacific region, the coconut rhinoceros beetle is known to occur in American Samoa, Fiji, Guam, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis & Futuna.