Busseola (genus)

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Busseola fusca 5th instar larva (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Paul-andre Calatayud
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Busseola Thurau, 1904

This genus of stemborers contains more than 10 species which are found in Africa and Asia. They attack cereals like maize or sorghum, sugarcane and other crops. Busseola fusca is the most important pest species and is widespread in Africa.

Type species: Busseola sorghicida


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: