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Notes on Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros, L.), injuring Palms in South Texas



Notes on Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros, L.), injuring Palms in South Texas



Ninth Ann. Rept Commiss. Agric, Austin, Texas 20-22



Reports from various districts show that Oryctes rhinoceros oviposits in manure heaps, dead palms, or other decaying vegetable matter in moist situations during the summer. The length of the stages in its. life-history are unknown, but adults emerge from February to May The only food-plants known in southern Texas are maguay and palm, of which the former seems to be preferred. Young and tender palms are always preferred to older ones.

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