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Beetle Invasion

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Airman 1st Class Maurice Kelly held a male coconut rhinoceros beetle Wednesday that the crew found on a coconut tree at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Behind him, infested tree sections were lifted into an “air curtain burner” to be destroyed.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    A beetle trap on Worchester Avenue leading toward the Mamala Bay Golf Course near Honolulu Airport is one of about 2,200 hanging traps placed around Oahu.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Sections of wood were dropped into an “air curtain burner” Wednesday as part of a coconut rhinoceros beetle eradication effort at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

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