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Hawaii Invasive Species Council Communication

Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB)
Response Update

Oryctes rhinoceros
male (Aubrey Moore, University of Guam)

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.

Please find the latest update below or click to view/download as a Text.PDF or Map.PDF:
 
Contact Randy Bartlett, CRB Response Liaison Officer, with any questions related to this update, by emailing Randal.T.Bartlett@hawaii.gov, or by calling 808-832-0585

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November 27 - December 10, 2016
  • Detections
    • On Base (All DOD property on Oahu; including Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH))
      • 36 adults detected (of 2,994 adults detected since 12/23/2013).
    • Off Base:
      • 8 adults detected (of 416 adults detected since 12/23/2013).
  • Surveillance & Trapping
    • Investigation into possible breeding sites continues within established buffer zones.
    • 3,312 trap services conducted on 3,056 total traps during this reporting period.
    • New panel traps installed in Pearl City (3) and Ewa Beach (1).
    • Mulch/breeding site surveys/resurveys at Pearl City Peninsula, Waikele Golf Course, Ewa Beach G.C. (no larvae found). 3 new mulch sites identified in the Kalaeloa area.
    • Palm damage survey/resurvey in Pearl City (1), Kapolei (1), Nanakuli (1) palms observed with new damage. Negative damage at private farm in Pearl City. Mamala Bay resurvey underway. Pearl City Peninsula residential palm trimming monitored.
  • Mitigation & Outreach
    • 52 public interactions by field crew during this reporting period.
    • 37 public reports addressed during this reporting period.
    • 11 businesses interactions by field crew during this reporting period.
    • Presentations made at Leeward C.C. students, faculty, maintenance crew (10).
    • Outreach conducted in Ewa Beach residential area, at Fundraiser event for Wiz Kids (30), at Ho`olaulea in Waianae (200), Homeschool program in Manoa (21), After School program in Waihe`e (18), Island Green Landscaping, O`ahu Invasive Species Committee (OISC) and at Kuhiawaho Farm.
    • Participated in quarterly CGAPS meeting, HISC Control and Outreach Working Group meetings, bi-weekly military updates at JBPH-H and bi-weekly CRB interagency meetings.
  • Research
    • Research is still underway to better understand the cyclic nature of weekly, monthly, and annual trap capture rates.
  • Beetle Fact
    • The CRB Response Program records a variety of types of CRB trap captures, including; barrel traps and panel traps, but not including; experimental traps, captures reported by the public, larval finds in mulch or CRB found in dead trees or stumps.

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.
DAVID IGE
GOVERNOR OF HAWAII
 
SHAN TSUTSUI
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
 


VOTING MEMBERS
 
SUZANNE CASE
DEPARTMENT OF LAND & NATURAL RESOURCES
 
SCOTT ENRIGHT
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
 
KEITH KAWAOKA, D.Env.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
 
MARIA GALLO, PhD
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I
 
LEO ASUNCION
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM, OFFICE OF PLANNING
 
DAVID RODRIGUEZ
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
 Your HISC Support Team:

Joshua Atwood, HISC Program Supervisor: 808.587.4154  or Joshua.P.Atwood@hawaii.gov

Randy Bartlett, HISC Interagency Coordinator: 808.870.6443 or Randal.T.Bartlett@hawaii.gov

John-Carl Watson, HISC Planner: 808.587.4185 or John-Carl.R.Watson@hawaii.gov

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