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Boxwood borer heterobostrychus brunneus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) infesting dried cassava: A current record from southern Ethiopia

Boxwood borer heterobostrychus brunneus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) infesting dried cassava: A current record from southern Ethiopia

Parmar, Aditya, Kirchner, Sascha M., Langguth, Henning, Döring, Thomas F. and Hensel, Oliver (2017) Boxwood borer heterobostrychus brunneus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) infesting dried cassava: A current record from southern Ethiopia. Journal of Insect Science, 17 (1):14. ISSN 1536-2442 (Online) (doi:10.1093/jisesa/iew106)

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Abstract

Insect specimens of adult beetles and larvae of 7–9 and 9–10 mm length, respectively were collected from infested dry cassava at two locations from multiple stores in southern Ethiopia. The specimens were identified as Heterobostrychus brunneus (Murray, 1867) commonly known as boxwood borer and auger beetle. The study presents a current record of H. brunneus in Ethiopia, particularly in the context of infesting food products. Additionally, a wide geographical distribution of the pest was reviewed and presented in this article. Current evidence suggests that H. brunneus is a serious pest of forest wood, structural timbers, and dried food products and that it carries a risk to be introduced into various other parts of the world via global trade.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Authors 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For commercial re-use, please contact journals.permissions@oup.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: COI, Cassava, Ethiopia, Heterobostrychus brunneus
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 13:34
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT a
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19367

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