The Biology and Parasites of Odites artigena Meyr. (Lepidoptera: Xyloryctidae) on Coffee in Kenya.

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1969
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Evans, D.E.
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Odites artigena Meyr. is a minor pest of Coffea arabica in the East Rift area of Kenya. The larvae skeletonize and also eat out irregular holes from within their webs on the under surface of the leaves. The egg, larval, pupal and adult stages are described. The complete lifecycle takes about 90 days at 23.5°C. The most important parasites are Microlycus sp. and Elasmus flauiceps Ferr. Two species of Pediobius are important hyper parasites attacking both Chalcidoid and Ichneumonoid members of the parasite complex.
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Journal Of Entomology, 32 (2), pp. 436-442
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