Sugarcane Borer in Florida
EDIS Cover Volume 2007 Number 10 potato field image



How to Cite

Hall, D. G., Gregg S. Nuessly, and Robert A. Gilbert. 2007. “Sugarcane Borer in Florida: ENY-666/SC011, Rev. 2/2007”. EDIS 2007 (10). Gainesville, FL.


Revised! ENY-666, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by D. G. Hall, G. S. Nuessly, and R. A. Gilbert, informs sugarcane growers about one of the most important of the above-ground pests of sugarcane in Florida.  This version is updated throughout with new illustrations, an updated and expanded section on biological control, updated chemical control table, and references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology as part of the Sugarcane Handbook, February 2007.


Hall, D. G. 1986. Sampling for the sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in sugarcane. J. Econ. Entomol. 79: 813-816.

Ogunwolu, O. Ol, Reagan, T. E., J. L. Flynn and S. D. Hensley. 1991. Effects of Diatraea saccharalis (F.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) damage and stalk rot fungi on sugarcane yield in Louisiana. Crop Prot. 10: 57-61.

Rice, E. R. 1981. Biological-Chemical Control of Sugarcane Borers in Florida. Sugar J. 43: 9, 17-19.

Roe, R. M. 1981. A Bibliography of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (Fabricius), 1887-1980. Agric. Res. Serv., U.S.D.A.; Houma, LA. 101 p.

Sosa, O., Jr. 1981. Sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis in Florida: a review, pp. 145-151. Proc. Second Inter-American Sugar Cane Seminar. Miami, Fla.

Sosa, O., Jr. 1988. Pubescence in sugarcane as a plant resistance character affecting oviposition and mobility by the sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 81: 663-667.

Ulloa, M, M. G. Bell and J. D. Miller. 1982. Losses caused by Diatraea saccharalis in Florida. J. Am. Soc. Sugar Cane Technol. 1982: 7-10.

White, W. H., D. M. Burner, B. L. Legendre, and J. D. Miller. 1998. Registration of 12 sugarcane germplasm clones resistant to sugarcane borer: HoCP 92-678, HoCP 93-775, and HoCP 93-776, US 93-15 to US 93-17, and US 96-1 to US 96-6. Crop Sci. 38: 1726-1727.