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.
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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May 26 – June 5, 2015
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 832-0585. Mahalo.
- On Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-HI)
- 37 adults, 0 larvae detected on-base.
- Off Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-HI)
- 3 adults, 0 larvae detected off-base.
- No new delimiting survey barrel traps were placed and 185 trap services were conducted on 145 total barrel traps during this period.
- No new delimiting survey panel traps were placed and 2,427 trap services were conducted on 2,794 total panel traps during this period.
- Three mulch sites were visually surveyed for CRB presence during this period out of 313 mulch piles surveyed to date. 10 CRB damaged palms were detected and no dead or damaged palms were removed during this period.
- A total of 115 persons were provided outreach information and materials during this reporting period out of a total of 61,743 persons contacted since CRB was first detected on 12/23/13.
- No confirmed CRB reports were called in to the HDOA’s 643-PEST hotline.
- Beetle Fact: According to the USDA-NRCS (2012), the main host, Cocos nucifera (coconut palm) is found in Florida, Hawaii, North Carolina, and also Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.