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Coconuts again threatened by beetles
20-nov-2014 - SamoaObserver.

Samoa’s coconut trees are again under attack by a plague of beetles, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (M.A.F.) has confirmed.

Speaking to the Samoa Observer, M.A.F. C.E.O. Fonoiava Sealiitu Sesega said while the Oryctes Rhinoceros, or the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle, was a problem country-wide, there are “certain areas where the situation is more acute. It’s affecting the whole country,” he said.

“The beetle is a beetle. They fly around randomly and they attack anything that they come across.”