This pest is of the animal kingdom and not of the plant kingdom.
In the plant kingdom there are two groups containing luminous forms.
The plant kingdom is, on the whole, the agent of assimilation, forming new plasm by synthesis and reduction from inorganic matter.
From the point of view of phylogeny, the animal kingdom is, therefore, clearly much younger than the plant kingdom.
To illustrate: The white pine belongs to the highest great division (sub-kingdom) of the plant kingdom.
The extent of the plant kingdom can only be hinted at; each year new species are added to the lists.
Small quantities of stereoptenes are widely distributed through the plant kingdom.
Altogether the cocoanut palm will be seen to be a very useful member of the plant kingdom.