Sap beetles (Coleoptera: nitidualidae) in coffee fruits (Coffea arabica L.)


  • Daniell Rodrigo Rodrigues Fernandes FCAV/UNESP
  • Daniela de Cassia Bená UFGD
  • Rogéria Inês Rosa Lara APTA - Ribeirão Preto
  • Sergio Ide APTA - Instituto Biológico
  • Nelson Wanderley Perioto APTA - Ribeirão Preto


Agroecosystem, Carpophilus nepos, Colopterus niger, Nitops sordidus, Coffea arabica


This study reports sap beetles from fruits of a coffee crop in Cravinhos, SP, Brazil. Fruits were collected directly from plants and, in laboratory, from the fruits at the cherry state we obtained 20 adults of three species: Carpophilus nepos Murray, 1864,
Colopterus niger Murray, 1864 and Nitops sordidus Erichson, 1847. This is the first report of association between these insects and coffee fruits.



How to Cite

FERNANDES, D. R. R.; BENÁ, D. de C.; LARA, R. I. R.; IDE, S.; PERIOTO, N. W. Sap beetles (Coleoptera: nitidualidae) in coffee fruits (Coffea arabica L.). Coffee Science - ISSN 1984-3909, [S. l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 135–138, 2012. Disponível em: Acesso em: 13 jul. 2024.