Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

A report on the Coconut Rhinocerous beetle and its menacing life.

Abstract

A report on the Coconut Rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) commonly called as the rhinoceros beetle, it is one of the major pests in many countries and is an endemic species. It is closely associated to the host plant, Cocos nucifera L, commonly called as the coconut tree. Their feeding causes a typical V-shaped notch on the leaf and eventually kill the plant. Certain preventive measures like early detection using acoustic methods can be considered and the use of various traps. Biological pathogens like Metarhizium anisopliae or the orcytes virus can be used to manage their population.