150th anniversary: Coconut beetle find

A copra estate in Fiji. According to The Fiji Times of October 10, 1956, the rhinoceros beetle was fi rst discovered in Fiji in March 1953, when many of the insects were found in south-eastern Viti Levu. Picture: FIJIGUIDE.COM

ACCORDING to The Fiji Times of October 10, 1956, the rhinoceros beetle was first discovered in Fiji in March 1953, when many of the insects were found in south-eastern Viti Levu. From the south-eastern area where it was first found, the beetle population increased within three years and infestation slowly spread to other parts of […]

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