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Araecerus fasciculatus (Deg.)
Coffee Bean Weevil


This compact beetle is 1.5-4 mm long, dark brown with light brown spots and long antennae. The footless, slim larva is curved and hairy and grows to a length of 5-6 mm.

Life History:

The beetle flies to fields and lays its eggs on damaged cobs. Larvae bore into coffee beans in which they pupate.


Are found in coastal countries of the tropics and subtropics.


Mainly to corn, cocoa, coffee beans, dried fruits, nutmegs, ginger, etc., in tropical stores. Is transported to the temperate zones in cocoa and coffee beans but generally does not survive there.

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