State catches 56 coconut rhinoceros beetles in two weeks

Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle

The state continues to trap coconut rhinoceros beetles around the island.

It was first spotted on Oahu in December on a golf course at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.

In the last two weeks, the state says 56 adult beetles were captured including one larva.

Most were captured in the Pearl Harbor area but others were found at the Navy Marine Golf Course, Keehi Lagoon Park, and Lagoon Drive.

The good news is officials say there are no new breeding sites.

The coconut rhinoceros beetle is known to destroy coconut and other palm trees.

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