oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The parasites of three Kenya coffee tortricids (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)

Volume 33, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The biology and control of Archips occidentalis (Wals.) and Tortrix dinota Meyr., minor pests of arabica coffee in Kenya, have been descriptionbed by Evans et al. (1968), who listed several species of parasites reared from A. occidentalis. This note records additional species of parasites reared from A. occidentalis, T. dinota and Lobesia aeolopa Meyr. during 1967 and 1968 at the Coffee Research Station, Ruiru, Kenya and corrects some errors in nomenclature and determinations that were made in the previously published list. Lobesia aeolopa Meyr. has been recorded on several occasions as a minor pest whose larvae attack the fruit of Coffea arabica in the Ruiru and Machakos districts of Kenya. Le Pelley (1959) lists several other East African host plants.

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