[IN1341] Stem Borers (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Florida Rice
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Beuzelin, Julien, Erik Roldán, Ron Cherry, and Matthew VanWeelden. 2021. “[IN1341] Stem Borers (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Florida Rice: ENY2071/IN1371, 10/2021”. EDIS 2021 (6). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-in1341-2021.


Three stem borers, the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.), rice stalk borer, Chilo plejadellus Zincken, and Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini (Dyar), infest rice in the southern United States. They occur in Florida, with the Mexican rice borer being an invasive species recently introduced into the state. This publication briefly describes stem borers and sampling methods and reports results of the first extensive survey conducted to measure their occurrence in Florida rice.



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