The Info List - Oryctes

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Oryctes is the most economically important genus of rhinoceros beetles in the subfamily Dynastinae (family: Scarabaeidae), since it includes a notorious insect pest of palms. Currently, 42 species are in the genus,[1] including:

Oryctes borbonicus Dechambre, 1986 Oryctes gnu Mohnike, 1874 - Malaysian rhinoceros beetle Oryctes monoceros (Olivier, 1789) - African rhinoceros beetle Oryctes nasicornis (Linnaeus, 1758) - European rhinoceros beetle Oryctes proxilus Wollaston 1864 Oryctes rhinoceros (Linnaeus, 1758) - Asiatic rhinoceros beetle


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Palm oil

Oil palms


A. maripa


E. guineesis E. oleifera

Diseases and pests

Bagworm moth Basal stem rot (Ganoderma orbiforme) Cadang-cadang disease Little leaf syndrome

Oryctes rhinoceros Rhynchophorus palmarum

Oil palm bunch moth

Tirathaba mundella Tirathaba rufivena

Red ring disease (Bursaphelenchus cocophilus)


Mesocarp Palm kernel

oil lauric acid

Palm oil

stearin stearic acid linoleic acid myristic acid oleic acid palmitic acid


Fractionation Hydrolysis Milling Refining Saponification Transesterification



by region Neste

Bioplastics Cellulosic ethanol Girl Scout Cookies Oleochemicals Vegetable oil

cooking fuel



Bumitama Agri Cargill Equatorial Palm Oil Felda Global Ventures Holdings Feronia Inc. IOI Group Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad Sime Darby Wilmar International

Buyers/ processors



Neste Unilever

Governmental/ non-governmental

FELDA Indonesia Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Malaysia Derivatives Exchange Malaysian Palm Oil Board Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Policies, impacts and debates

Biodiesel impacts Biofuel policy (Malaysia) Biofuels issues Certified sustainable palm oil Deforestation


Food vs. fuel Social and environmental impacts Vegetable oils as alternative energy

By country

Colombia Indonesia Malaysia


by country

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q1952376 ADW: Oryctes EoL: 14192 EPPO: 1ORYCG Fauna Europaea: 246913 Fossilworks: 217587 GBIF: 1075895 NCBI: 72549

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