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Diatraea lineolata
(neotropical corn stalk borer)

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Diatraea lineolata (neotropical corn stalk borer)

Summary

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  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Diatraea lineolata
  • Preferred Common Name
  • neotropical corn stalk borer
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Diatraea lineolata (Walker)

Preferred Common Name

  • neotropical corn stalk borer

Other Scientific Names

  • Chilo neuricellus Zell.
  • Leucania lineolata
  • Zeadiatraea lineolata Walker

International Common Names

  • Spanish: barrenador neotropical del maiz (mexico); taladrador del maíz; taladrador mayor del tallo del maíz; taladrador neotropical del maíz
  • French: pyrale néotropicale du maïs

EPPO code

  • DIATLI (Diatraea lineolata)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Crambidae
  •                             Genus: Diatraea
  •                                 Species: Diatraea lineolata

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 15 Dec 2020

Growth Stages

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Vegetative growing stage

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Stems / internal feeding
Whole plant / dead heart

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Alabagrus xipe Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Archytas marmoratus Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis
Cotesia flavipes Parasite Arthropods|Larvae Ecuador; Mexico maize
Metagonistylum minense Parasite Arthropods|Larvae Ecuador maize
Orgilus gelechiaevorus Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Parallorhogas pyralophagus Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Paratheresia claripalpis Parasite Arthropods|Larvae Ecuador maize
Rhygoplitis aciculatus Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Trichogramma minutum Parasite Eggs Ecuador maize
Trichogramma pretiosum Parasite Eggs Ecuador maize
Trichogramma semifumatum Parasite Eggs Ecuador maize

References

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Hruska, A. J., Gould, F., 1997. Fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Diatraea lineolata (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae): impact of larval population level and temporal occurrence on maize yield in Nicaragua. Journal of Economic Entomology, 90(2), 611-622. doi: 10.1093/jee/90.2.611

IIE, 1991. Distribution Maps of Pests. Series A, No. 519. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Joyce, A. L., Chicas, M. S., Cervantes, L. S., Paniagua, M., Scheffer, S. J., Solis, M. A., 2016. Host-plant associated genetic divergence of two Diatraea spp. (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) stemborers on novel crop plants. Ecology and Evolution, 6(23), 8632-8644. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2541

Paintler, R. H. , 1955. Insects on Corn and Teosinte in Guatemala. Journal of Economic Entomology, 48(1), 36-42 pp. doi: 10.1093/jee/48.1.36

Distribution References

Box H E, 1935. New Records and three new Species of American Diatraea (Lep. : Pyral). Bulletin of Entomological Research. 26 (pt. 3), 323-333 pp. DOI:10.1017/S0007485300036634

Box H E, 1951. Mew Species and Records of Diatraea Guild, from northern Venezuela (Lepid., Pyral.). Bulletin of Entomological Research. 42 (pt. 2), 379-398 pp. DOI:10.1017/S0007485300025402

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Castro M T, Pitre H N, Meckenstock D H, Gómez F, 1998. Influence of slash and burn and slash and mulch practices on insect pests in intercropped sorghum and maize in southern Honduras. CEIBA. 39 (2), 175-181.

Hruska A J, Gould F, 1997. Fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Diatraea lineolata (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae): impact of larval population level and temporal occurrence on maize yield in Nicaragua. Journal of Economic Entomology. 90 (2), 611-622. DOI:10.1093/jee/90.2.611

Joyce A L, Chicas M S, Cervantes L S, Paniagua M, Scheffer S J, Solis M A, 2016. Host-plant associated genetic divergence of two Diatraea spp. (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) stemborers on novel crop plants. Ecology and Evolution. 6 (23), 8632-8644. DOI:10.1002/ece3.2541

McE Kevan D K, 1944. The Bionomics of the Neotropical Cornstalk Borer, Diatraea lineolata, Wlk. (Lep., Pyral.) in Trinidad, B. W. I. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 35 (1), 23-30. DOI:10.1017/S0007485300005599

Paintler R H, 1955. Insects on Corn and Teosinte in Guatemala. Journal of Economic Entomology. 48 (1), 36-42 pp. DOI:10.1093/jee/48.1.36

Rodríguez-del-Bosque L A, Smith J W Jr, 1990. Parasitization of Diatraea lineolata pupae and diapausing larvae by several exotic parasites. Florida Entomologist. 73 (4), 703-705.

Rodríguez-del-Bosque L A, Smith J W Jr, Browning H W, 1989. Development and life-fertility tables for Diatraea lineolata (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) at constant temperatures. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 82 (4), 450-459. DOI:10.1093/aesa/82.4.450

Saini V, Singh S, Rawal R, Venkatesh Y N, 2017. Species diversity and distribution of Cnaphalocrocis and Scirpophaga (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) species complex in rice in Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 5 (4), 1308-1313. https://www.entomoljournal.com/archives/?year=2017&vol=5&issue=4&ArticleId=2206

Triana J L F, 2007. Association relationships between maize pests (Insecta) and their influence on this plant in Granma province, Cuba. (Relaciones de asociación entre insectos plagas del maíz y su incidencia en las afectaciones ocasionadas al cultivo en la provincia de Granma, Cuba.). Boletin de la S.E.A. 539-541.

UK, CAB International, 1991. Diatraea lineolata. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Wallingford, UK: CAB International. Map 519. DOI:10.1079/DMPP/20056600519

Youm O, Browning H W, Gilstrap F E, 1988. Population dynamics of stalk borers attacking corn and sorghum in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Southwestern Entomologist. 13 (3), 199-204.

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