Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Management factsheet

Larger grain borer (LGB).

Abstract

Information is given about the larger grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus), also known as osama (in Kenya) and dumuzi or scania (in Tanzania), a pest of cassava [Manihot esculenta] and maize [Zea mays].