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Ramu shoot borer

Scientific Name
Sesamia grisescens
Scientific Author
(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Amphipyrinae)

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Allsopp, PG & Sallam, MS (2001) BSS249 Preparedness for borer incursion.  Sesamia incursion management plan Version 1.  Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations Publication, Project report PR01002


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Kuniata L. S. (1998) Borer damage and estimation of losses caused by Sesamia grisescens Walker (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in sugarcane in Papua New Guinea.  International Journal of Pest Management, 44: 93-98

Whittle, C.P., Vickers, R.A., Kuniata, L.S., Bellas, T.E., and Rumbo, E.R. 1995. Identification of an attractant for the cane borer Sesamia grisescens Walker (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 21:1409-1420.


Young GR, Kuniata LS, 1992. Life history and biology of Sesamia grisescens Walker (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), a sugarcane borer in Papua New Guinea. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 31(3):199-203.


Young GR, Kuniata LS, 1995. The population dynamics of the borer, Sesamia grisescens Walker


Ms Judy Grimshaw, NAQS, Mareeba, North Queensland, Australia