Resistance and effect of insecticide-treated coffee berries of different varieties to the penetration of Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)


  • Salmo de Melo Davi Júnior Universidade Federal de Uberlândia/UFU, Instituto de Ciências Agrárias, Uberlândia, MG, Brasil.
  • Walyson Silva Soares Universidade Federal de Uberlândia/UFU, Instituto de Ciências Agrárias, Uberlândia, MG, Brasil.
  • Fernando Juari Celoto Juari Celoto Universidade Federal de Uberlândia/UFU, Instituto de Ciências Agrárias, Uberlândia, MG, Brasil.
  • Flávio Lemes Fernandes Universidade Federal de Viçosa/UFV-CRP, Instituto de Ciências Agrárias, Rio Paranaíba, MG, Brasil.
  • Mariana Martins Fernandes Oliveira Universidade Federal de Viçosa/UFV-CRP, Instituto de Ciências Agrárias, Rio Paranaíba, MG, Brasil.
  • Gabriel Buso Borges Botrel Universidade Federal de Viçosa/UFV-CRP, Instituto de Ciências Agrárias, Rio Paranaíba, MG, Brasil.




The control of Hypothenemus hampei, coffee berry borer (CBB) is difficult as the insects infest inside coffee berries and are thus protected from agrochemicals. Coffee varieties with an increased penetration time by H. hampei can help control this pest tends to be exposed insecticide action for long time. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the time taken by H. hampei to entirely penetrate berries of different coffee varieties and whether insecticides have any influence on the penetration time. Thus, twenty five berries of 27 coffee varieties in the green phenological stage were introduced in rubber caps, with the berry crown exposed.. From this experiment, seven varieties were selected for another bioassay, with insecticides being sprayed on the berries. Copulated female H. hampei were released on the berry, and the penetration time was assessed. Finally, a free-choice test to verify H. hampei
food preference was performed, using the same seven coffee varieties. The insects took longer to penetrate the Arara, Catuaí Vermelho IAC 144, and Guará coffee-variety berries. Moreover, all coffee varieties treated with the insecticide cyantraniliprole inhibited penetration by H. hampei. Most coffee varieties treated with insecticides showed a prolonged penetration time by H. hampei compared to the same untreated ones, except for the chlorpyrifos insecticide in the Catuaí IAC 144 and IAC 62 varieties. Additionally, H. hampei showed no feeding preference among the different tested coffee varieties.

Key words: Coffea arabica; Chemical control; Food preference.


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How to Cite

DAVI JÚNIOR, S. de M.; SOARES, W. S.; CELOTO, F. J. C. J.; FERNANDES, F. L.; OLIVEIRA, M. M. F.; BOTREL, G. B. B. Resistance and effect of insecticide-treated coffee berries of different varieties to the penetration of Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Coffee Science - ISSN 1984-3909, [S. l.], v. 16, p. e161874, 2021. DOI: 10.25186/.v16i.1874. Disponível em: Acesso em: 24 jun. 2022.