- Host: Coconut and Oil palms mainly – but also may attack other palm species
- Distribution: South Pacific (American Samoa, others) and Guam.
- Damage: V-shaped cuts in the fronds or holes through the midrib
- Control: Eliminating the places where they breed and manually destroying adults and all stages of life cycle – eggs, larvae, and pupae. Also through natural enemies such as pigs, rats, ants, and some beetles and diseases (fungus Metahizium anisopliae and Oryctes virus).
For full length article click on link – August 2013 Pest – Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle
Source: American Samoa Community College Community & Natural Resources Cooperative Research & Extension. Prepared by Mark Schmaedick.