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Coffee Berry Borer Beetle (Hypothenemus hampei)

Coffee Berry Borer Beetle (Hypothenemus hampei)

Native to Africa, the tiny Coffee Berry Borer Beetle (Hypothenemus hampei) is the most harmful pest to Coffee crops worldwide. An adult female drills the berry and lays 35 to 50 eggs. New adults mate, and wingless males stay in the fruit while females lay eggs in other fruits of the same plant or fly off to colonize new plants. Up to a hundred beetles can be found in a single fruit. Insecticides are useful only before the female penetrates the berry and is difficult because the coffee plant is perennial with several flowering periods. Parasitoids used for biocontrol are wasps and a few nematodes and fungi. SEM X16
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42-33376277
Date Photographed:
August 9, 2011
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© Dennis Kunkel, Microscopy, Inc./Visuals Unlimited/Corbis
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55 MB - 5100px × 3825px • 17.00in. × 12.00in @ 300 ppi
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