Photo 3. Damage ('deadheart') to rice stem by Chilo auricilius (damage to Scirpophaga innotata is similar).
Rice white stem borer
Scirpophaga innotata. A moth in the Crambidae.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information (and Photo 4) from Rice Knowledge Bank. IRRI. (http://www.knowledgebank.irri.org/training/fact-sheets/pest-management/insects/item/stem-borer); and CABI Scirpophaga innotata (white rice stem borer) (2017) Crop Protection Compendium. (www.cabi.org/cpc); and from Pathak MD, Khan ZR (1994) Insect Pests of Rice. IRRI/ICIPE. Photo 1 Biodiversity India. Rice white stem-borer moth. (https://indiabiodiversity.org/observation/show/370837). Photo 2 11ANIC-04905 CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics. (http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=211612). Photo 3 Anderson S, Tran-Nguyen L (2012) Gold-fringed Rice Borer (Chilo auricilius). (Source: N. Sallam DAFF Biosecurity.) PaDIL - (http://www.padil.gov.au);
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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