Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Eoreuma loftini (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) expanded its geographic range into Southern Veracruz and Northern Oaxaca, México.

Abstract

The Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini, originated on the western coast of Mexico. Until the 1970s, distribution of mexican rice borer was limited to the States of Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, and Southern Oaxaca. However, during the early 1980s, it expanded its range in to the northeastern States of San Luis Potosi, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas, and invaded Texas, USA. During early August 2012, many stalkborers, later identified as Mexican rice borer, were observed in a sugarcane field near Tierra Blanca, Veracruz, which was the first report of the insect pest in this Mexican State.