Rhino Beetle Research Paper

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Almazan, Shiela Mae Ms. Domingo Expository Writing 26 February 2016 Stop Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle! Do you know what kind of beetle is this? Or Have you seen it somewhere? This is the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle or also called as CBR. This beetle was discovered in Honolulu, Hawaii on the 23rd of December 2013. It is invasive throughout the Western Pacific Region and native to Southeast Asia. Rhino beetles are large and black, and it can grow up to 2.5 inches but most of it is just big as our thumb size. Adult oriental flower beetles are often mistaken for the rhino beetle, but oriental flower beetles do not have a horn and are smaller than a rhino beetle which is up to one inch in length. They are small compared to rhino beetle.To identify easily…show more content…
However, many CBR traps have been set across the island of Oahu and are hung in the trees to survey and capture the adult rhino beetles. In these traps, it contains pheromone lures and solar powered UV/LED lights to attract these beetles. We do not have to worry about these traps because they are harmless to people and animals. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is collaborating with Hawaii Department of Agriculture, University of Hawaii, and the military leadership, both Navy and Air Force to survey palms for any signs CRB damage, survey and remove the known breeding sites, and is also coordinating a public education about the CRB damage and how the public can report suspected beetles or any signs of damage in plants. If you have seen any fallen traps or if you suspect CRB, contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture immediately. The public can also help by not disturbing and removing of CRB traps, allowing authorized agricultural specialists in your own property to look for the beetle and hang a trap if you suspect that there is CRB, do not bring or mail any fresh vegetables, fruits, or plants except agricultural inspectors have cleared them and allowed you to do so. Hopefully, everyone is willing to cooperate and can able to help the authorities to eradicate this pest so we can prevent CRB invasion and save the
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