Traps set to catch beetles

Beetle trap

Another infestation that the Department of Agriculture is dealing with is the coconut rhinoceros beetle.

They have mounted a trap on a tree just outside the main UH Medical Education Building in Kakaako after workers thought they saw a beetle in the tree.

The bugs were first found at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam last month.

It’s not known how they got here.

Coconut rhinoceros beetles eat away at coconut, other palm plants and even papaya trees.

Related story: Invasive beetles found on Oahu coconut trees (pic)

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