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United States Department of Agriculture

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Image Number K11527-1

Adult female coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei) 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.

Photo by Peggy Greb.



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Last Modified: 5/23/2006
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