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Emmy Engasser, Hawaiian Scarab ID, USDA APHIS ITP,

Coconut rhinoceros beetle

Oryctes rhinoceros

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.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet and the CABI data sheet.
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