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Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL TECHOLOGIES & STRATEGIES FOR ARTHROPOD PESTS OF PERENNIAL TROPICAL CROPS IMP. TO THE US, .. COFFEE

Location: Sustainable Perennial Crops Laboratory

Title: A coffee berry borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) bibliography

Author
item Perez, Jeanneth - Ecosur
item Infante, Francisco - Ecosur
item Vega, Fernando

Submitted to: Journal of Insect Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/18/2015
Publication Date: 7/1/2015
Citation: Perez, J., Infante, F., Vega, F.E. 2015. A coffee berry borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) bibliography. Journal of Insect Science. 15(1):83.

Interpretive Summary: The coffee berry borer is the most devastating pest of coffee throughout the world and causes millions of dollars in losses each year. Using various bibliographical databases supplemented with a manual compilation of scientific literature, we have produced a comprehensive database of more than 1,600 articles published on the coffee berry borer from 1912-2015, in English, Spanish, Dutch, French, and Portuguese. This bibliography will be highly valuable to coffee scientists worldwide, as well as to coffee growers and the international coffee industry.

Technical Abstract: One hundred years ago, one of the most significant biological invasions of an agricultural insect pest in the Americas was initiated. Endemic to Africa, the coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei; Coleoptera: Curculionidae) was accidentally introduced to Brazil in 1913 and years later invaded coffee plantations throughout South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Even though over 1,600 coffee berry borer-related papers have been published since the early 1900’s, these have not been compiled into a single reference source. The compiled bibliography will be extremely valuable to coffee scientists worldwide.