from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Lecanium coffeæ, an insect belonging to the family Coccidæ, living on the coffee-tree, and very destructive to coffee-plantations.
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A planter in Ambagamoe states that he has tried the following remedy for that destructive scourge, the coffee-bug, with great success.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
[Footnote 1: The following notice of the "coffee-bug," and of the singularly destructive effects produced by it on the plants, has been prepared chiefly from a memoir presented to the Ceylon Government by the late Dr. Gardner, in which he traces the history of the insect from its first appearance in the coffee districts, until it had established itself more or less permanently in all the estates in full cultivation throughout the island.] [Footnote 2: See the annexed drawing, Fig. 1.]