Invasive Species Weblog logo

Author: Jennifer Forman Orth

Invading your brain since 2002.

About | Links | Suggest a Post

Don't see what you're looking for?

2011 Calendars are here!
2011 Calendars are here!

Get the ISW Feed!    Atom enabled

Subscribe in Bloglines   Add to Google Reader or Homepage

Nature Blog Network

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Going Coconuts

China View is reporting that most of Hainan Province, an island in southern China, has been invaded by a species of coconut leaf beetle (Brontispa longissima) native to Indonesia. First found in 2002, the leaf beetle attacks the foliage of many different palm species, but apparently has a preference for the coconut palm, one of the chief species on the island. Officials are concerned that they could be in danger of losing every palm in the province.


Post a Comment

This page is Powered By Blogger. Isn't yours?