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ROSE BEETLE
Japanese rose beetle; Indian rose beetle; Fijian cane root grub

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Rose Beetle

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General Information

COMMON NAMES: Rose Beetle, Rose Shaver

COOK ISLANDS STATUS: Introduced - Recent (1/1990 on Rarotonga), Naturalised; S.Group; ?; Land, horticultural

SIGNIFICANCE LIST: ; Serious pest by damaging and disfiguring ornamental plants.

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Southern Group: Present     Makatea:
RR  
MG
AT
MK
MT
AK
PL
TK
MN
++++
+++

Northern Group:
TN  
MH
RK
PK
NS
SW

Key to Symbols
blank no data    
- absent L localised
X extinct 'naturally' W widespread
XQi quarantine intercepted R recent
XQe eradicated ? query preceding category
P present T? taxonomic query
S seasonal nn present, said to have no name
O occasional ?1 present, name not investigated
++++ very common ?2 presence not verified, no name recorded
+++ common N/A absent, name not expected
++ uncommon    
+ rare    
Cook Islands islands: RR =Rarotonga, MG = Mangaia, AT =‘Ātiu, MK=Ma‘uke, MT=Miti‘āro, AK=Aitutaki, PL=Palmerston, PN=Penrhyn, MN=Manuae, TK=Takūtea, TN=Tongareva (TS=Tongaleva Spoken, TW=Tongareva Written, they say "el" but write "r"), MH=Manihiki, RK=Rakahanga, PK=Pukapuka, NS=Nassau, SW=Suwarrow. After a Polynesian name: ^=orthography query.

Countries and other: FIJ=Fiji, WT=Wallis & Futuna, SAM=Samoa, TON=Tonga, NIU=Niue, CK=Cook Islands, CKM=Cook Islands Māori, FP=French Polynesia, AUS=Australs, SOC=Societies, TAH=Tahiti, TUA=Tuamotus, MQS=Marquesas, MNG=Mangareva, PIT=Pitcain group, EAS=Easter Island, HAW=Hawai‘i, NZ=New Zealand, NZM=New Zealand Māori

Pests & Hosts

Relationship Hosts
Herbivorous pest Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Hibiscus tiliaceus Rosa chinensis hybrid

Scientific Taxonomy

Adoretus versutus Har.
TAXONOMY: ANIMALIA; ARTHROPODA; ATELOCERATA; HEXAPODA; INSECTA; PTERYGOTA; Coleoptera; SCARABAEIDAE

More Information

SIGNIFICANCE NOTES -
NEGATIVE SIGNIFICANCE: Serious pest by damaging and disfiguring ornamental plants.. Comments: Adults feed on the leaves of plants in Hibiscus (MALVACEAE) and Rose (ROSACEAE) families. The larve feed on the roots of various plants but not considered a pest. [Ref.k;d]

Vouchers & References

Vouchers:
None Recorded.

References:
None recorded.

Data Update History ( information ):
zTX, zB02, zM02

Web Resources

Citation Information

McCormack, Gerald (2007) Cook Islands Biodiversity Database, Version 2007.2. Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust, Rarotonga. Online at http://cookislands.bishopmuseum.org. Copy citation to system clipboard
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