Rhinoceros beetle pest of coconut can infest more than 18 plant species all over the world. Beetles are herbivorous insects named for the horn-like projection on the male’s head. Most are black, gray, or greenish in color and some are covered in soft hairs. Another name given to some of these insects is the Hercules beetle because they possess strength of Herculean proportion. Adults of some species can lift objects 850 times their weight. One way the beetles use this extreme strength is to dig themselves into leaf litter and soil to escape danger. Their horns also help them to do this. Rhinoceros beetles can grow up to six inches (15 centimeters).
Attracting Insect Species: Rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros)
Used In Crop: Coconut, Date palm, Oil palm, Areca nut
Suitable trap for Beetle Lure: Bucket Trap
Rhinoceros beetle is mainly a pest of coconut and oil palms. The beetles damage palms by boring into the centre of the crown, injuring the young growing tissues, and feed on the exuded sap. As they bore into the crown, they cut through the developing leaves. When the leaves grow out and unfold, the damage appears as V-shaped cuts in the fronds or holes through the midrib.
In the first stage of life cycle, the female beetle lays hundreds of tiny, oval shaped white or yellow eggs, usually on a leaf or in rotten wood. Once the eggs hatch, it goes into the larval stage. In the larvae stage, they eat a large amount of decking wood - organic matter and continue to grow. While in this stage it sheds its exoskeleton many times while growing period. A rhino beetle passes through 3 - 5 larval instars. After the larval stage, it enters into the 'pupal stage' which can take up to 9 months and usually happens over the winter period. Once done with the pupal stage, the beetle breaks out of the shell that it is encased in and lifecycle move forward.
The Dynastinae are among the largest of beetles, reaching more than 15 cm (6 inches) in length, but this insects are completely harmless to humans because they cannot bite or sting. Some species have been anecdotally claimed to lift up to 850 times their own weight. Their common names refer to the characteristic horns borne only by the males of most species in the group. Each has a horn on the head and another horn pointing forward from the centre of the thorax. The horns are used in fighting other males during mating season, and for digging. The size of the horn is a good indicator of nutrition and physical health.
Insect Sex Pheromone Technology. It is the process of attraction and trapping the insect pest of specific Species those damage to crops.
Per Acre Use:
Bucket trap with Beetle lure minimum 3-4/Acre for controlling.
Economically Affordable, easy to install and manage.
If used properly can detect low numbers of insects.
Collect only Species Specific insect pest.
Non toxic, Eco friendly
Suitable For all season long.
Safe for biocontrol Agents.
Reduce the use of harmful pesticide, encourages doing organic farming.
Pheromone used 99% pure.
99.9% Effective from other commercial products.
Lure working day in field life 90-120 days(Depending on weather conditions).
Dispenser – Plastic vial
Lure can stay for one year without removing from packing.
Please use hand gloves /Keep clean hands for handling lure
Avoid Direct Hand Contact with Beetle lure
Hang Trap at 5-6 feet height from ground level in the coconut field.
Avoid direct foreign chemical contact with Beetle Lure