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Invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle taking a toll on Oahu palm trees

COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                                An adult invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle is all black and can grow up to 2-1/2 inches in length, with a horn.
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COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

An adult invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle is all black and can grow up to 2-1/2 inches in length, with a horn.

COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                                A palm, above, with holes shows signs of an infestation.
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COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

A palm, above, with holes shows signs of an infestation.

COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                                A coconut rhinoceros beetle adult, above, and larva. The larvae of the beetles like to burrow in mulch, compost, rich soil, stumps and dead trees.
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COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

A coconut rhinoceros beetle adult, above, and larva. The larvae of the beetles like to burrow in mulch, compost, rich soil, stumps and dead trees.

COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                                An adult invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle is all black and can grow up to 2-1/2 inches in length, with a horn.
COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                                A palm, above, with holes shows signs of an infestation.
COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                                A coconut rhinoceros beetle adult, above, and larva. The larvae of the beetles like to burrow in mulch, compost, rich soil, stumps and dead trees.