coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei  (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - 1355051

coffee berry borer
Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari, 1867)

Descriptor: 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.
Image location: United States

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Name: Peggy Greb
Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Image Information last updated on Monday, March 21, 2005