Elsie Burbano, Mark Wright, Donald E. Bright, Fernando E. Vega
Journal of Insect Science 11 (117), 1-3, (1 September 2011) https://doi.org/10.1673/031.011.11701
KEYWORDS: bark beetle, broca, Scolytinae
The coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is endemic to Africa and is the most devastating pest of coffee worldwide. The female bores a hole in the coffee berry and deposits her eggs inside. Upon hatching, larvae feed on the seeds, thus reducing both quality and yields of the marketable product. The coffee berry borer was found in the district of Kona on the island of Hawaii in August 2010 and appears to be restricted to that area.