Exotic Pest Reporting
Emmy Engasser, Hawaiian Scarab ID, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org
Coconut rhinoceros beetle
Coconut rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) is an insect pest. It is a native of Southeast Asia and was first detected in Guam in 2007.
The rhinoceros beetle is common in Southeast Asia and has long been one of the most serious problems among coconut growers worldwide. The beetle feeds on palm shoots and can destroy young plants.
09/07/2017 - Betel-nut is next for beetle
08/11/2017 - Invasive species council returned $100K in funds
02/24/2016 - Hawaiian Scarab ID
04/02/2014 - Rhino beetle eradication efforts delayed again
02/07/2014 - NAPPO - Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Detected in Hawaii