Scirpophaga nivella

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Scirpophaga nivella female (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): S. Anderson, DAFF Biosecurity
Source: PaDIL

Scirpophaga nivella (Fabricius)
The larvae are up to 40-50 mm long, initially brownish than whitish with a red dorsal line. The tip of the abdomen of female moths has a red tuft. It attacks leaves and bud leaves of sugarcane in Asia and can cause dead hearts.

Tryporyza nivella

Publications covering Scirpophaga nivella

Entomological Research (2005) 35, 153-160
Abdul Khaliq, Muhammad Ashfaq, Waseem Akram, Jhong Kyoung Choi and Jong-Jin Lee (2005)
Effect of plant factors, sugar contents, and control methods on the top borer (Scirpophaga nivella F.) infestation in selected varieties of sugarcane

Bulletin of Entomological Research (1996) 86, 227-245
M. Jamil K. Chishti and Donald L.J. Quicke (1996)
A revision of the Indo-Australian species of Stenobracon (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) parasitoids of lepidopterous stem borers of graminaceous crops