The African coffee white stem borer, Monochamus leuconotus presents a major threat to coffee production in Africa.
This artcle describes an original method for rearing Monochamus leuconotus. It also provides unpublished biological data for the pest. Using this rearing method, the investigators were able to maintain a colony of coffee white stem borer continuously in the laboratory for three years. The article also provides useful information on the life history of the coffee white stem borer, including reproductive and feeding behaviours, and compares this information with previous reports, which fills the knowledge gaps on this important but neglected pest of coffee.
This is an output of the CHIESA project (Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services and Food Security in Eastern Africa)
Gichuhi J. M., Ndegwa P. N., Mugo H. M., Guandaru E. K. and Babin R. (2017) Rearing method and developmental biology of the African coffee white stem borer, Monochamus leuconotus (Pascoe) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 110, 1120–1126.
Rearing method and developmental biology of the African coffee white stem borer, Monochamus leuconotus (Pascoe) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)