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Title: Investigation of acoustic sensors to detect coconut rhinoceros beetle in Guam

Author
item Mankin, Richard
item Moore, Aubrey

Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/2/2008
Publication Date: 7/2/2008
Citation: Mankin, R.W., Moore, A. 2008. Investigation of acoustic sensors to detect coconut rhinoceros beetle in Guam. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.

Interpretive Summary:

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.