Biology, ecology, and control of palm rhinoceros beetles.

  title={Biology, ecology, and control of palm rhinoceros beetles.},
  author={Geoffrey O. Bedford},
Transpacific coalescent pathways of coconut rhinoceros beetle biotypes: Resistance to biological control catalyses resurgence of an old pest
The results demonstrate that while invasions are relatively rare events, new introductions can have significant ecological consequences, and quarantine vigilance is required even in previously invaded areas.
Molecular approaches in the assessment of oryctes rhinoceros virus for the control of rhinoceros beetle in oil palm plantations
Two DNA-based technologies, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the restriction virus genome by an endonuclease enzyme, have been developed and intensively used in the project to study the potential use of the virus in oil palm plantations in Malaysia.
RESEARCH INTO THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF Metarhizium anisopliae (Hyphomycetes) FOR BIOCONTROL OF THE RHINOCEROS BEETLE, Oryctes rhinoceros (Scarabaeidae), IN OIL PALM
Using the entomopathogenic fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae, to control the rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinOCeros, was first attempted in 1976 and showed high similarity in the genetic base among isolates, but the fungus did not affect development of the weevil or stag beetle.
Primera intercepción del escarabajo rinoceronte asiático del cocotero Oryctes rhinoceros (Linnaeus, 1758) en México
El genero Oryctes cuenta con 42 especies conocidas en todo el mundo, y en su mayoria corresponden a plagas de la palma. Oryctes rhinoceros es uno de los insectos mas daninos para el cocotero ( Cocos
Does Oryctes elegans (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) Abundance Determine Future Abundance of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Rhynchophoridae) in the Date Palms of Saudi Arabia?
The larval feeding sites of the date fruit-stalk borer, Oryctes elegans Prell, may be attractive to RPW to lay eggs and understanding the correlation between the RPW and FSB might help in predicting RPW infestations.
Using the fungus Metarrhizium anisopliae as part of an integrated pest management system
  • 2015
Oryctes Rhinoceros L. is an endemic pest of Asia that causes devastating damages to coconut palm tree plantations. What is an effective method to organically and naturally modify the number of the
Advances in the control of rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros in oil palm.
New PCR techniques may enable reliable estimates of the quantity of virions in experimental dosages ingested and hence of the virulence of different isolates, and it is possible one isolate when released may out compete another.
Biology and management of palm dynastid beetles: recent advances.
  • G. Bedford
  • Biology, Medicine
    Annual review of entomology
  • 2013
The molecular biology and ultrastructure of Oryctes rhinoceros Nudivirus (OrNV), disseminated by adults, have been studied, and this pathogen can reduce O. rhInoceros populations and damage when introduced into new locations, especially where damage had been high.
Long-term reduction in damage by rhinoceros beetle Oryctes rhinoceros (L.) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) to coconut palms at Oryctes Nudivirus release sites on Viti Levu, Fiji.
The establishment of OrNV, and its dissemination by adults, was followed by a marked reduction in the beetle population and damage, which is postulated to be helping to lower damage and manage O. rhinoceros populations at those sites.
Review: Date palm arthropod pests and their management in Israel
The key pests in date plantations in Israel are the lesser date moth and sap beetles in most of the date-growing areas, and spider mites which are restricted to the Arava Valley, and future management of the first two should rely on an improved monitoring system and integration of pheromone application for reduction of the population and damage.