Observations on the Life-History and Control of White Borer of Coffee in Kenya

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1939/1940
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Knight,C.D.
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[1] James, H. C. (1928).-"Progress Report on Anthores leuconotus Pasc., the white borer, a beetle which in the larval stage bores in the stems of coffee, is a serious pest in the coffee-growing districts of Makuyu and Ithanga in Kenya. It there attacks chiefly debilitated coffee trees, and infestations usually begin and increase severely in coffee on eroded or otherwise impoverished soils. Observations on the life-history of the insect are described, together with notes on a hitherto unrecorded hymenopterous parasite attacking the larva!. Methods of control are described, the most important being the extraction of larvae from the tree both in the bark boring and wood-boring stages, and also the hand-collection of adult beetles.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 5 (No 5), p. 61-67
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