Anthores leuconotus

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Anthores leuconotus (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Helena Maratheftis, Natural History Museum
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Anthores leuconotus (Pascoe, 1869) - (African coffee white stem borer)

This long-horned beetle is a serious pest of Arabica coffee in central and southern Africa. The larvae attack the trunks of coffee trees. The adults may feed on the bark, shoots and buds. They are about 30 mm long with black patches on a brown back and whitish hairs in several parts of the body.

Monochamus leuconotus

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: weißer ostafrikanischer Kaffeebohrer
• English: African coffee white stem borer
• Français: foreur blanc du tronc