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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July 24 - August 6, 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))
- 31 adults detected (of 2,719 adults detected since 12/23/2013).
- Off Base:
- 11 adults detected (of 347 adults detected since 12/23/2013).
- Surveillance & Trapping
- Investigation into possible breeding sites continues within established buffer zones.
- 3,537 trap services conducted on 3,005 total traps during this reporting period.
- 19 new panel traps deployed at Pearl City, Waipahu, Ewa Villages and Kapolei neighborhoods.
- Mulch site survey on Joint Base Pearl Harbor - Hickam at Pearl City Peninsula detected 4 CRB adults, 63 larvae, and one pupa.
- Mulch site surveys at Kapolei Golf Course, Ewa Beach G.C., Waipahu Intermediate, Iroquois Point Elementary and at Waipio Peninsula were all surveyed negative for CRB.
- Palm surveys/resurveys conducted at Waipahu, Pu`uloa Range (one palm tagged with new CRB damage), Ewa Beach - all negative for CRB.
- Palm removal at Barber’s Point G.C. – negative for CRB.
- Mitigation & Outreach
- 247 members of the public interacted with during this reporting period.
- 38 businesses were interacted with during this reporting period.
- 24 public reports responded to during this reporting period.
- Participated in bi-weekly military updates at JBPH-H and weekly CRB inter-agency meetings.
- Research is still underway to better understand the cyclic nature of weekly, monthly, and annual trap capture rates.
- Beetle Fact
- Descriptions of the life stages can be found in Gressitt (1953).