Coconut rhinoceros beetle - Oryctes rhinoceros
Effective: October 12, 2021
Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae
Pest Code (NAPIS):
This pest is a member of the following lists:
These Approved Methods are appropriate for:
2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Major Hosts identified in the Host Matrix:
Palm (coconut palm, oil palm, etc.)
This list includes important economic or environmental hosts but does not represent all major hosts of the pest. Check CAPS pest datasheet for complete list of hosts.
Human and Animal Pathogens Transmitted:
Not known to transmit any human or animal pathogens.
Plant Pathogens and Organisms Vectored:
Not known to vector any pathogens or other associated organisms.
Morphological. Descriptions of the life stages can be found in Gressitt (1953). A key to Oryctes species can be found in Endr�di (1985).
Oryctes rhinoceros larvae are similar to other larval species in the scarabeid family, including Oryctes centaurus, Oryctoderus sp., Scapanes australis, Trichogomphus fairmairei, and Xylotrupes gideon. A key to differentiate the larval stages of these species can be found in Bedford (1974).