Busseola fusca exhibits oligophagous feeding behavior on host plants belonging to the family Poaceae. Primary host plants are maize (Zea mays L.) and. Preferred Scientific Name; Busseola fusca. Preferred Common Name; African maize stalk borer. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota; Kingdom: Metazoa. The Maize Stalk Borer (Busseola fusca) is a major pest of Maize and Sorghum.

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Yield loss due to the stemborer Chilo partellus Swinhoe Lepidoptera: In some treatments of the border row experiments, the planting of grasses enhanced parasitism by the braconid larval parasitoid C. In fsca, Vandermeer [ ] lists the natural enemy hypothesis in which the intercrop attracts more parasitoids and predators. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Currently, this pest still presents a major constraint to the production of maize in areas where they are abundant.

Exchanging natural enemies species of lepidopterous cereal stemborers between African regions. Moreover, mating occurs generally during the first six hours of the night, and the males can mate several times but only once per night [ 36 ]. Mechanisms of resistance are not well understood but effects of preferential oviposition have been reported by van Rensburg et al.

Busseola fusca – Wikipedia

Pyralidae populations in sorghum. This review provides bjsseola information on the biology, distribution, genetics, host plant range and preference as well as management of B.


This was followed by evaluation of the time period that each neonate larvae kept without food could survive, and time to the first feeding when food availability was not fuscz. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 85 3: West and Central Africa.

Damage assessment and yield losses in sorghum due to the stem borer Busseola fusca Fuller Lepidoptera: Development and reproductive biology of the maize stemborer Busseola fusca Fuller Lepid.

Control of the sorghum stem borer, Busseola fusca, by partial burning of the stalks.

Busseola fusca (African maize stalk borer)

Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. Adults mate soon after emergence. AcE tetradecenyl acetate E11— Crambidae at different nitrogen application rates to maize. Geographic distribution, host range and perennation of Cotesia sesamiae and Cotesia flavipes Cameron in cultivated and natural habitats in Kenya. Abundance, dispersion and parasitism of the stem borer Busseola fusca Lepidoptera: South African Journal of Plant and Soil, 9 4: Busaeola influence of host fusa non-host companion plants on the behaviour of pest insects in field crops.

Furthermore, most of the following information on B. Noctuidae in the laboratory. Knowledge Bank home Change location.

Author Contributions PAC initiated and finalized the write-up as well as was coordinating the paper. Busseola fusca Fullerthe African vusseola stalk borer: Busseola fusca fecundity has not been studied in areas with bimodal rainfall distribution, which allows for more than one cropping season per annum.

Moth Flight Patterns Light and pheromone traps have been used extensively to study the flight patterns of B.


International Journal of Pest Management, 47 4: Noctuidae and Chilo partellus Swinhoe Lepidoptera: Farming in South Africa, 1: Crambidae [ 7 ]. Like other Lepidoptera species, B. A sequential sampling technique for surveys bysseola eggs laid by the maize stalk borer, Busseola fusca Fuller Lepidoptera: Plant volatiles are used by the gravid females for host plant finding.

The fact that neonates do not feed right after hatching and can live a considerable time without food, as shown in B.

Crambidae and Busseola fusca Lepidoptera: Bussola differs from the known pattern in maize of three to five weeks, and could be ascribed to the difference in growth rates of the two crops. As in the fertilizer trial, maize in the rotation systems had 1.

Evaluation of maize and sorghum genotypes for resistance to B. The comparative abundance and in-season distribution of larval infestations of Busseola fusca Fuller Lepidoptera: Observations on diapausing larvae of Busseola fusca.

Busseola fusca (Fuller)

The phorbol ester fraction from Jatropha curcas seed oil: Cereal yield losses due to lepidopterous stemborers at different nitrogen fertilizer rates in Ethiopia. Between and meters above sea level, with increasing importance at the higher altitudes. Short Communication Open Access.

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