Coffee Board of Kenya Monthly Bulletins September 1953

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1953
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During 1950 a number of coffee trees at the Coffee Research Station, Lyamungu were showing an unusual form of leaf distortion which was attributed to the Aphids frequently found on bursting leaf buds.Later as the damage became more extensive a closer study was made and several species of minute Acarina (mites) were observed,often in large numbers on the underside of young foliage.A sample of mites was taken from Lyamungu and these were examined by Dr. Owen Evans of the British Museum who found three species of phytophagous mites and several species of predaceous mites.The mites which were probably causing the damage were identified by Dr. Evans as:-
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