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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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Acknowledgements

N. Sallam

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