Bulletin of Entomological Research

Research Paper

Injury to Cacao by Amblypelta Stål (Hemiptera, Coreidae) with a Summary of Food-plants of Species of this Genus

E. S. Browna1

a1 Commonwealth Institute of Entomology

Evidence is given, based on, field observations and experiments, of damage to fruits of cacao by two species of Amblypelta (A. theobromae Brown in New Guinea and A. cocophaga China in the British Solomon Islands); the nature of the damage is described.

A summary is given of the feeding habits generally, and the effects on the plants attacked, of members of the genus Amblypelta.

Comprehensive lists of the known food-plants of each species of Amblypelta are given.