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Asiatic pink stem borer

Scientific Name
Sesamia inferens
Scientific Author
(Walker)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Amphipyrinae)

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Commodity Type

  • Grains
  • Fresh Stems
  • Grasses
  • Sugarcane

Description

Host-records are almost entirely, but not exclusively from Gramineae (Coix, Echinochloa, Oryza, Panicum, Saccharum, Setaria, Triticum, Zea, Zizania), including many of economic importance.  Develops equally well on rice, sugarcane, maize, sorghum, wheat, millet and other cereals (Allsopp & Sallam 2001, CABI 2004). 

 

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On NAQS Pest List


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