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The coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), is among the most important pests in this crop and is a serious threat to coffee production. It is native to East Africa, Uganda in the region near Lake Victoria. In the early twentieth century, was spread on coffee beans to Java, Sumatra and Brazil (Anonymous, 1986). Fleiotiaux in 1901, was first reported as a pest of coffee. Reports indicate that the plague appeared in Java in 1909 and 1910. In 1918 it was reported in Sumatra and in Sao Paulo in Brazil. In 1922 he established the first quarantine, when Serratet, Minister of the French colonies imposes restrictions on the introduction of plant products. Scientists are currently conducting studies for pest control in affected countries

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