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Sugarcane Borer

Scientific Name
Diatraea saccharalis
Scientific Author
(Fabricius)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Crambinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Commodity Type

  • Grains
  • Grasses
  • Sugarcane
  • Rice

Description

Primary hosts: Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane)

 

Secondary hosts: Oryza sativa (rice),

Sorghum, Sorghum bicolor (common sorghum),

Zea mays (maize)

 

Wild hosts: Panicum dichotomiflorum (Fall panicum), Poaceae (cereals),

Sorghum halepense (aleppo grass)

 

(CABI 2004)

 


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