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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICALLY-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF CROP INSECT PESTS IN LOCAL AND AREA-WIDE PROGRAMS Title: Investigation of acoustic sensors to detect coconut rhinoceros beetle in Guam

Authors
item Mankin, Richard
item Moore, Aubrey - UNIVERSITY OF GUAM STATIO

Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 2, 2008
Publication Date: July 2, 2008
Citation: Mankin, R.W., Moore, A. 2008. Investigation of acoustic sensors to detect coconut rhinoceros beetle in Guam. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.

Technical Abstract: The coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, was accidentally introduced into Guam last year and now threatens the Island’s forests and tourist industry. These large insects can be detected easily with acoustic sensors, and procedures are being developed to incorporate acoustic technology into eradication programs.

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