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Top Borer

Scientific Name
Chilo infuscatellus
Scientific Author
Snellen 1890
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera:Crambidae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Commodity Type

  • Grains
  • Grasses
  • Rice
  • Sugarcane

Description

Primary hosts: Saccharum spp. sugarcane Secondary hosts: Pannicum milliaceum common millet, Oryza sativa rice, Sorghum bicolour sorghum, maize, barley, oat, juar (Andropogon sorghum), rarhi and batri (Saccharum spontaneum), ikri (Saccharum fuscum), Rottboellia compressa, Cynodon dactylon, Echinochloa colonum, Cyperus rotundus, Panicum spp. (Bleszynski 1970; Kranz et al. 1977).


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