Photo 1. Adult coffee bean borer, Hypothenemus hamperi, about 1.5 mm long and covered with stiff hairs.
Photo 3. The life cycle of the coffee bean borer, Hypothenemus hamperi, takes place in the coffee bean; this photo shows the frass that accumulates as the larvae and adults eat the beans.
Coffee berry borer
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Waterhouse DF, Norris KR (1989) Biological Control Pacific Prospects - Supplement 1. ACIAR Monograph No. 12. Inprint Limited, Brisbane; and 1Evaluation of non-chemical alterantives to endosulfan (2012) UNEP/POPS/POPRC.8?INF/14/Rev.1. UN/UNEP; and from Aristizabal LF, et al. (2016) Integrated pest management of coffee berry borer: strategies from Latin America that could be useful for coffee farmers in Hawaii. Insects 7(1). 24pp. (http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/7/1/6). Photo 1 Georg Goergen, IITA-Benin. Photo 2 Peggy Greb, USDA, ARS. Photo 3 Save Kona coffee! Fighting the coffee berry borer. (http://marcoinkona.com/2012/04/21/save-kona-coffee-fighting-the-coffee-berry-borer/). Photo 4 Forest and Kim Star. Coffee Berry Borer parchment seeds with damage sample at Kula Community Centre, Maui, Hawaii. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/starr-environmental/32087834650/).
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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