REPORT

1. Note your location and time

2. Collect photos, beetles and larvae (if applicable)

3. Follow the directions below

4. Contact the CRB Response 

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WHAT TO REPORT

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CRB ADULTS AND LARVAE

If you find beetles or larvae, place them into a sealed hard plastic or glass container and store them your freezer. Use something to cover bare hands (glove, towel, paper).

Take close-up and in-focus photos of distinguishing characteristics with a size reference.

 

Adult CRB are black, have a horn, and average 2" in length. For larvae, a photo of the underside and video of it crawling can help distinguish it from other similar larvae.

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TRAP ISSUES

1. Locate the 10 digit trap number on the side of the trap. (xxxxxx-xx-xx)

2. If fallen, place the trap in a secured area.

 

3. Note the location of the trap (specific address or landmarks)

 

4. Call the CRB Response at (808) 679-5244 to relay the information you've collected.

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TREE DAMAGE

Beetles feed on palm hearts and emerging fronds creating V-cuts and bore holes.

Common food sources are palms such as: coconut, fan, date, and royal.

 

Collect close up images at various angles of bore holes, V-cut damage, and wide-shot photos of the tree crown. Include pictures of palms in the surrounding area.

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REPORT CRB

To report an issue, please take the time to fill out the information below.

Contact information required.

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Report invasive species by calling 808-643-7378 or going to 643pest.org