Beetal Lure

Rhinoceros oryctes - Rhino Beetle

Beetal Lure

Rhinoceros oryctes – Rhino Beetle

Product NameRhino Beetle Pheromone Lure
Mode of ActionAggregation Pheromone
Active IngredientEthyl 4-Methyl Octanoate
Dosage400 mg per dispenser / lure
Product DescriptionPolyethylene pouch containing Ethyl 4-Methyl Octanoate loaded in wood Block / Porous PP block.
Active LifeUp to 3 months (depending on climatic conditions)
Shelf Life2-3 years if stored according to the standard protocol.

Targeted Action

This product is intended for use as attractant of Rhino beetle (Rhinoceros Oryctes) in Coconut and oil palm Plantations, in order to trap them for monitoring and mass trapping. This is found to reduce the intensity of pest incidence, leading to a reduction in crop damage thereby improving the yields and output quality.

Product Description

The Active Ingredient blend of Ethyl 4-Methyl Octanoate is a potent aggregation attractant for males and females of Rhinoceros beetle. This liquid formulation @ 400 mg is loaded in wood block, which is placed in traps in the field.

Application Protocol

The trap is to be positioned in such a way that it is half buried in the ground to the level of the side entrances or hung on tree stems at a height of 1-1.5 m. Traps should ideally be placed in shaded areas. Recommended to use one lure of Rhinoceros beetle per trap. One Rhinoceros beetle lure would last up to 3 months depending upon climatic conditions. The trapping density should be adequate to manage pest infestation. The recommended trap density is 5-10 traps per hectare for mass trapping and 1-2 traps for monitoring.

Packing :

Rhinoceros Beetle lure is packed in a metalized triple layer pouch.

Storage and Disposal precautions :

  • Store the dispenser away from sunlight in a dry and cool place
  • Do not open the pouch until just before placing it in the trap lure holder.
  • The product expiry date is 2 years from production date under good storage conditions and without opening the sealed pouch