A review of the status of the oil palm leaf miner beetle in West Africa

EKUKOLE, O.

ABSTRACT: A review of research work between 1919 and 1982 shows that Coelaenomenodera elaeidis, Maulik (Coleoptera: Hispidae) is a very important insect pest of the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis, Jacq.) in West Africa. Control so far has been with the use of various insecticides but this has not yielded the expected results. Perhaps integrated control will be the best tool for the future.

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