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Coffee Berry Borer (Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari) trap catch and associated weather variables on Hawaii Island

Citation

Johnson, Melissa; Manoukis, Nicholas (2021), Coffee Berry Borer (Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari) trap catch and associated weather variables on Hawaii Island, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.66t1g1k3g

Abstract

We sampled flying female CBB adults bi-weekly over a three-year period using red funnel traps baited with an alcohol lure at 14 commercial coffee farms on Hawaii Island to characterize seasonal phenology and the relationship between flight activity and five weather variables. We captured almost 5 million scolytid beetles during the sampling period, with 81-93% of the trap catch comprised of CBB. Of the captured non-target beetles, the majority were tropical nut borer, black twig borer and a species of Cryphalus. Two major flight events were consistent across all three years: an initial emergence from January-April that coincided with early fruit development and a second flight during the harvest season from September-December. A generalized additive mixed model (GAMM) revealed that mean daily air temperature had a highly significant positive correlation with CBB flight; most flight events occurred between 20-26 °C. Mean daily solar radiation also had a significant positive relationship with flight. Flight was positively correlated with maximum daily relative humidity at values below ~94%, and cumulative rainfall up to 100 mm; flight was also positively correlated with maximum daily wind speeds up to ~2.5 m/s, after which activity declined.