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Asiatic pink stem borer

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

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Williams, J.R. (1953). The larvae and pupae of some important Lepidoptera. Bull ent. Res., 43: 691-701.


Zhu, P.-C., Kong, F.-L., and Wang, Z.-H. 1987b. Sex pheromone components of purple stem borer Sesamia inferens (Walker). J. Chem. Ecol. 13:983-989.


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