Commonly known as Amasiinya in Luganda, the pests, almost the size of caterpillars are known to inflict serious damage on oil palm trees as a result of its feeding activity that bores into the base of the cluster of unopened fronds. This activity produces holes on the petioles and V shaped cuts on leaves as they unfold, causing major crop loss in plantations.
Some of the attacked Oil Palm trees in Kalangala, where edible beetles are bothering farmers. Login to license this image from 1$.
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