TR134 Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Report
The Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB), Oryctes rhinoceros, is the most serious insect pest of coconuts wherever it occurs. Symptoms of CRB attack were first reported in Solomon Islands in Honiara in January 2015. The PHAMA Program contracted a Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Management Coordinator to work with Biosecurity Solomon Islands and other stakeholders to assist with coordination of a CRB management response. This report describes the work completed by the CRB Management Coordinator and partners during the period December 2017 to June 2018.