Image Number: 1355051

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Adult(s)
Description:
Adult female on a green coffee bean. Adult females bore a hole in coffee berries and lay their eggs near the two coffee beans found inside the berry. Once the eggs hatch, the larvae feed on the beans, rendering them unsuitable for commerce or greatly lowering their quality.
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United States

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Curculionoidea
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Scolytinae
Tribe: Scolytini: Cryphalina
Genus: Hypothenemus
Subject: Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari, 1867)
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Image uploaded:
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Image last updated:
Monday, March 21, 2005