Hawaiian Insects

Home / insects /

CRB coconut damage Hickam 5085

CRB coconut damage Hickam 5085.jpg CRB coconut damage Hickam 5082ThumbnailsCRB coconut damage Hickam 5087CRB coconut damage Hickam 5082ThumbnailsCRB coconut damage Hickam 5087CRB coconut damage Hickam 5082ThumbnailsCRB coconut damage Hickam 5087CRB coconut damage Hickam 5082ThumbnailsCRB coconut damage Hickam 5087CRB coconut damage Hickam 5082ThumbnailsCRB coconut damage Hickam 5087

Boreholes in coconut rachises caused by coconut rhinoceros beetles, Oryctes rhinoceros. Mamala Bay golf course, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The adult beetles bore through the outer fronds to get to the growing shoot, where they feed on sap. This is the definitive sign of CRB infestation, and is also visible much earlier than leaf damage (though less conspicuous). This tree shows signs of at least three attacks; repeated attacks will eventually kill the tree.

File
CRB coconut damage Hickam 5085.jpg
Filesize
616 KB
Visits
3884
Rate this photo

EXIF Metadata

Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot S90
DateTime
2014:01:24 10:35:17
ExposureTime
1/200
ApertureFNumber
f/4.9

IPTC Metadata

iptc_keywords
Oahu, Pearl Harbor, Hickam AFB, Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Oryctes, Oryctes rhinoceros, coconut rhinoceros beetle, Hawaiian alien arthropods
iptc_caption
Boreholes in coconut rachises caused by coconut rhinoceros beetles, Oryctes rhinoceros. Mamala Bay golf course, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The adult beetles bore through the outer fronds to get to the growing shoot, where they feed on sap. This is the definitive sign of CRB infestation, and is also visible much earlier than leaf damage (though less conspicuous). This tree shows signs of at least three attacks; repeated attacks will eventually kill the tree.

0 comments