Natural parasitism of Metaparasitylenchus hypothenemi (Tylenchida: Allantonematidae) on the coffee berry borer in Chiapas, Mexico

Jeanneth Pérez*, Francisco Infante, George Poinar, Alfredo Castillo, Fernando E. Vega

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We assessed the parasitism of Metaparasitylenchus hypothenemi on its host, the coffee berry borer, in 20 coffee plantations of Mexico. A total of 23,568 adult borers were dissected, with 179 of these infected with nematodes (0.76% infection rate). Although the level of parasitism is not encouraging, the nematode is another natural enemy, which limits the population growth of this pest in Mexico.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)608-612
Number of pages5
JournalBiocontrol Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • coffee berry borer
  • Hypothenemus
  • Metaparasitylenchus
  • Mexico

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