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Fungal? Beetle? Had issues for over 6 months. Some white spots on Palm frond attachment area. Burnt or brown looking abrasions inhibiting growth of leaves.

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trevor.jacksonnz 5 years ago

Great photos which show us a lot about the attack. Randy's photos show classical rhinoceros beetle damage which has been caused by beetle feeding on the growing point of the palms. Damage on the outer fronds suggests that this started to occur more than a year ago. Damage to the recently emerged fronds shows that a beetle population is established in the area and still feeding. The extent of damage also suggests that beetles are healthy and vigorous. This looks like Waikiki - any traps in the area?

RandyLiu 5 years ago

Yes Darcy, can see good from 4th floor. Call me if ever come down this side, we got the parking.

darcy.oishi 5 years ago

Randy these trees are by the parking structure right?

Thank you for your concern we are going to be passing this tree on to the response team as well. - Beetle Busters

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Lat: 21.28, Long: -157.83

Spotted on Mar 10, 2014
Submitted on Mar 10, 2014

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