Note on a banana fruit-scarring beetle, Lachnopus sp., in Dominica, West Indies

Everton Ambrose

Abstract


Damage to bananas in the field due to Lachnopus sp. is reported for the first time. Damage was also confirmed in laboratory experiments. The beetle attacks young fruit and causes scars that make the crop unsaleable.

Keywords


Bananas; Lachnopus; Pest damage

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