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Top Shoot Borer

Scientific Name
Scirpophaga excerptalis
Scientific Author
Walker, 1863
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera:Crambidae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Commodity Type

  • Grains
  • Rice
  • Sugarcane

Description

Primary host: Saccharum officinarum sugarcane Secondary hosts: Chloris barbata, Echinochloa colon, Eleusine corocana, Erianthus arundinaceum, E. munja, E. ravennae, Imperata cylindrica, Ischaeum rugosum, Mangifera indica mango, Miscanthus sinesis, Naranga prophyrocoma, Oryza sativa rice, Panicum sp., Pennisetum purpureum, Phragmites longivalvis, Saccharum bengalense, Saccharum spontaneum sugarcane, Sclerostachya fusca, Sorghum bicolour, and Sorghum halepenseI Johnson grass, Triticum wheat, Typha copensis (Sallam and Allsopp 2003, Khanzada 1992, Arora 2000).


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