Millets and Maize | Saluria inficita
Saluria inficita Walker, 1863; Common Name: White borer
Taxonomy Information
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Superfamily
Pyraloidea
Family
Pyralidae
Subfamily
Phycitinae
Genus
Saluria
Species
inficita
Author
Walker, 1863
Field Identification

The adult is a medium sized, dark brown with a pale white band along the margin of fore wings and hind wing is white. The larva is creamy white with yellow head.

Damage

The damage is similar to other stem borer, but caterpillar attacks the plant at root region. If the damage is severe, central shoot may die causing "Dead Heart'. If it is partial, the plants may turn yellow. Larva found at the base of tillers close to soil level and attacks the basal part of the plants.

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