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Social media posts suggest that coconut rhinoceros beetle has established in the Western hemisphere

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posted on 2023-12-11, 01:26 authored by Trevor Jackson, Miguel N. Rincón, Laura VillamizarLaura Villamizar, Sulav PaudelSulav Paudel

The coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB: Oryctes rhinoceros L.) is one of the most damaging pests of coconut and oil palms in the Asia/Pacific region but has not been reported from the Western Hemisphere. Here, we report a possible establishment of CRB in Nayarit, Mexico, based on an analysis of social media reports and photographs indicating the presence of the beetle and the distinctive v-shaped notches in palm fronds caused by the beetle feeding. CRB populations are destructive once established, therefore, urgent actions are required to contain the pest and prevent damage to coconut and oil palm in the Americas.

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New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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© 2022 The Authors. Journal of Applied Entomology published by Wiley-VCH GmbH. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

Publication date

2022-10-09

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  • Non revenue

Language

  • English

Does this contain Māori information or data?

  • No

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Journal title

Journal of Applied Entomology

ISSN

0931-2048

Volume/issue number

147(1)

Page numbers

19-22

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