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Leucoptera coffeella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lyonetiidae
Scientific name  Leucoptera coffeella
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Leucoptera
Rank  Species
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Similar  Leucoptera, Lyonetiidae, Coffee borer beetle, Hypothenemus, Hemileia vastatrix

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The coffee leaf miner (Leucoptera coffeella) is a moth in the Lyonetiidae family. It is found in every coffee-growing country in South America, Central America and the West Indies. It is considered one of the worst pest species of coffee.

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The wingspan is about 6.5 millimetres (0.26 in). Adults are entirely covered with silvery white scales. There are up to ten generations per year.

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The larvae feed on Coffea arabica. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of brown necrotic blotches. The larvae are white, slightly transparent and about 5 millimetres (0.20 in) long.

Leucoptera coffeella Minden Pictures stock photos Coffee leaf miner Perileucoptera

Predators of Leucoptera coffeella include Protonectarina sylveirae and Synoeca cyanea, social wasps found in Brazil.

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References

Leucoptera coffeella Wikipedia


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