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Data From: Vertical and temporal flight patterns of coffee berry borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Hawaii

posted on 2024-06-06, 21:14 authored by Melissa A. Johnson, Colby Maeda, Ishakh Pulakkatu-Thodi

These data are from a study that characterized the height and time of day that coffee berry borer (CBB, Hypothenemus hampei) fly in commercial coffee fields located on Hawaii Island. We estimated the flight height of coffee berry borer females from 2020-2021 at four farms using alcohol-baited funnel traps set at 1-meter intervals up to 5 meters above the ground. Coffee fruit phenology was quantified to determine if CBB flight patterns changed with fruit availability. Fruit infestation in the low, mid, and high canopy was estimated to see if flight height patterns observed from traps mirrored that observed in trees. Coffee berry borer temporal flight patterns were estimated using timer traps, and temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed were measured using cell-service weather stations. Knowledge of vertical and temporal flight patterns in coffee berry borer could be used to optimize spray timing and precision targeting of areas within the coffee tree.


USDA-ARS: 2040-22430-026-00D

USDA-ARS: 2040-22430-027-00D


Data contact name

Johnson, Melissa, A

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  • Non-geospatial

Geographic location - description

Hawaii Island (Kona, Ka'u and Hilo districts)

ISO Topic Category

  • elevation
  • environment
  • farming
  • biota

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

Hypothenemus hampei; Curculionidae; Hawaii; spatial distribution; females; traps; canopy; fruits; temperature; relative humidity; wind speed; weather stations; flight; trees

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 304

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Pending citation

  • Yes

Public Access Level

  • Public