Your are here:

Sugarcane Borer

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

Page menu options:

Diagnostic Images

Dorsal View - Male
Close
Caption
Source
Rebecca Graham Department of Agriculture Western Australia
Image Options
Close
Diagnostic Images (9)
Diagnostic Notes

INCURSION MANAGEMENT PLANS from BSES

 

Chilo incursion management plan

Diatraea incursion management plan

Eldana incursion management plan

Eoreuma loftini incursion management plan

Generic incursion management plan

Scirpophaga incursion management plan

Sesamia incursion management plan

Sugarcane Smut - A contingency plan for the Australian sugar industry

 

The adult is a yellowish or yellowish brown moth with a wing span that measures 18 to 28 mm in males and 27 to 39 mm in females. The forewing also bears numerous narrow brown lines extending the length of the wing. The hind wing of females is white, but in males it is darker.

http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/field/sugarcaneborer.htm

 

Larvae bore into the corn and sugarcane stalks, resulting in reduced yields.  Adults are nocturnal.

 

More Information
Author
Graham, R.
Created
01/06/2005 04:39 AEST
Last Updated
13/02/2012 12:06 AEST
Citation
Graham, R. (2005) Sugarcane Borer (Diatraea saccharalis) Updated on 2/13/2012 12:06:44 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
Image Use
Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

Loading