Revista U.D.C.A Actualidad & Divulgación Científica
Print version ISSN 0123-4226
RUBIO G., José David. EXTERNAL MORPHOLOGY OF THE IMMATURES STAGES OF Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE). rev.udcaactual.divulg.cient. [online]. 2009, vol.12, n.2, pp. 157-161. ISSN 0123-4226.
A description of the external morphology of immature stages of the coffee berry borer (egg, larvae and pupae) was made under light microscope; also drawings were prepared of each stage. The results of this study are considered to be useful for research of comparative morphology with related species and increase the knowledge of the morphological characterization of the immature phases of the coffee berry borer. Up to now only taxonomic determinations of this insect in adult stage are known, ignoring the importance the conformation, form and segmentation of the immature stages of a pest so limiting in coffee cultivation represent.
Keywords : Scolytinae; coffee berry borer; taxonomy; larvae.