Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Insects of sesame in Burkina Faso. Impact of the two principal pests on some varieties.

Abstract

An annotated list is presented of 24 species of insects that were found infesting 8 varieties of sesame at 2 sites in Burkina Faso; information is included on the numbers of specimens and parts of the plants infested. Varietal susceptibility to the pyralid Antigastra catalaunalis and an unidentified gall-forming torymid was assessed, and 2 varieties were found to have signs of resistance.