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Rhino beetles take aim at new palm species

by Janjeera Hail

Guam - It seems the coconut rhinoceros beetle has developed some expensive taste.  According to Roland Quitugua, Eradication Project Logistics Manager for the Department of Agriculture, the pests that are threatening Guam's coconut palms have begun attacking a new palm species.

"The foxtail palm, which is a high-value palm," he said, "we have had confirmation of rhino beetles now attacking these fox tail palms and so we have landscapers and homeowners very concerned about their high-value palm."

If you believe you've found a rhino beetle you can notify the eradication project at 475-1426.  Quitugua is also asking that callers keep the beetle samples they find, even if they're dead, so that the specimens can be positively identified.

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