Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB), an invasive pest, was detected Dec. 23, 2013 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam (JBPHH) on coconut trees. A joint effort between USDA, UH at Manoa, U.S. Navy, HDOA and other partners has mobilized and an Incident Command System (ICS) has been established to respond to this pest emergency.
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May 29 – June 11, 2016
This report uses the best information available at the time of writing and is not an official record of the project. Its purpose is to update partner agencies and concerned individuals about project progress. Questions regarding information in the report can be addressed by calling the project command post at (808) 832-0585. Mahalo.
- On Base (All DOD property on Oahu; including Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH))
- 37 adults detected (of 2,594 adults detected since 12/23/2013).
- Off Base:
- 12 adults detected (of 322 adults detected since 12/23/2013).
- Investigation into possible breeding sites continues within established buffer zones.
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam (JBPHH) palm damage resurvey in progress with 2 confirmed damaged palms and 5 suspect damaged palms in Hickam Officer Housing area.
- Netted mulch piles and temperatures at Pu`uloa Rifle Range (MCBH) and Pearl City Peninsula were monitored with no CRB presence observed.
- Inspection of potted plants in Kapilina housing with no CRB sign observed.
- Mitigation & Outreach
- 3,323 trap services conducted on 2,926 total traps during this reporting period.
- 62 members of the public interacted with during this reporting period.
- One business interacted with during this reporting period.
- 6 public reports responded to during this reporting period.
- Participated in bi-weekly military updates at JBPH-H and weekly CRB inter-agency meetings.
- A CRB research center has been prepared at UH Manoa. Site inspections and permits are pending before it can be used.
- Research is still underway to better understand the cyclic nature of weekly, monthly, and annual trap capture rates.
- Beetle Fact: Pupation usually occurs in the soil but can also occur in the larval habitats as well (Giblin-Davis, 2001).