Date rhinoceros beetles

The larvae are white, large and curved with strong pectoral legs, brown head and strong jaw. The adult type of this insect is in the form of large, glossy black beetles. The male insect has a horn-like appendage in the middle of its head with the tip turned backwards. They spend the winter as larvae and emerge as full-grown insects in early spring. Spawning takes place in the canopy of the tree and in the labia of the petioles and between the clusters and trunks of the palm tree. Creating holes in the trunk fibers by the female insect and laying eggs in it (one generation per year)

  .The damage of this insect, which makes it one of the pests of palm tree, can be referred to the feeding of larvae from leaf and tail gauges, where the wind breaks the leaves and cluster

.The use of optical traps, pruning of petioles, physical and agricultural methods control these pests

 palm tree termite

Male and female insects are red with transparent wings which have secondary and main vessels. In the spring, these insects emerge from their nests, mate, and start nesting again, forming a new colony. The termite colony is usually 40-60 cm deep in the soil, depending on soil moisture. This pest damages trees such as grapevine, peaches, dates and even cotton and sugar beet. it is not only satisfied with dry atmospheres and also damages the living tissues of plant trunks and is expelled from the plant’s sap, which is expelled due to cut vessels. They feed. Inhibits the growth of the host plant and creates one meter canals in the trunk of the palm tree

Control ways

.Birds, ants and other natural enemies are hunted
.By planting healthy and strong cuttings
.Carrying out useful and productive farming operations
.Plowing the soil surface after mixing lindane and foraden with soil