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Uncertainty over rhinoceros beetle

Tuesday 10 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Outer Islands

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Uncertainty over rhinoceros beetle
A selection of trees along main road taken by Dr Michael White, a marine zoologist in Tongareva who says that this is not kiore, or mapu chopping rito, or ultraviolet radiation impact but a signature of coconut rhino beetles. 19090901 / 19090902

There is a growing dispute between Penrhyn islanders and the Agriculture ministry about whether coconut rhinoceros beetles have infested their trees.

There is a growing dispute between Penrhyn islanders and the Agriculture ministry about whether coconut rhinoceros beetles have infested their trees.


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