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Common Name

Coconut rhinoceros beetle, rhinoceros beetle

Scientific Name

Oryctes rhinoceros. Several strains are recognised. In Pacific islands

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Waterhouse DF, Norris KR (1987) Biological Control Pacific Prospects. Inkata Press, and from Mark Schmaedick (2005). Cococnut rhinoceros beetle. Pests and diseases of American Samoa, Number 8. American Samoa College Community & Natural Resources Cooperative Research & Extension. Photos 7-10&12 Mark Schmaedick, Land Grant Program, American Samoa Community College. Photos 2,4,5,9&11 Joel Miles, Bureau of Agriculture, Republic of Palau. Photos 9,19&12 Mark Schmaedick, Entomologist, Land Grant Program, American Samoa Community College. Photo 13 Fred Brooks, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Photo 14 Aubrey Moore University of Guam. Photos 6&15-18 Nitya Singh, Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji.

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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