Hello All,

The day before yesterday I was informed about an as yet unidentified species in the tribe Phileurini (Dynastinae) which allegedly damages the living "bark" of coconut palms while living in composting material piling up on still-attached leaf brackets. Does anyone here know about other reports of Phileurini damaging living plant tissue? Especially if that physical damage in turn causes economic damage? Publications as well as anecdotes welcome.

Cheers, Auke

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