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Diatraea saccharalis
(sugarcane stalk borer)

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Diatraea saccharalis (sugarcane stalk borer)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Diatraea saccharalis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • sugarcane stalk borer
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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An adult D. saccharalis moth and eggs on a sugarcane leaf.
TitleAdult moth and eggs
CaptionAn adult D. saccharalis moth and eggs on a sugarcane leaf.
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An adult D. saccharalis moth and eggs on a sugarcane leaf.
Adult moth and eggsAn adult D. saccharalis moth and eggs on a sugarcane leaf.D.G. Hall
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LarvaD.G. Hall
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Pinhole damage by D. saccharalis larvae to sugarcane leaf.
TitleSymptoms on sugarcane leaf
CaptionPinhole damage by D. saccharalis larvae to sugarcane leaf.
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Pinhole damage by D. saccharalis larvae to sugarcane leaf.
Symptoms on sugarcane leafPinhole damage by D. saccharalis larvae to sugarcane leaf.D.G. Hall
Frass at the entrance to a tunnel made by a D. saccharalis larva in a sugarcane stalk.
TitleSymptoms on sugarcane stalk
CaptionFrass at the entrance to a tunnel made by a D. saccharalis larva in a sugarcane stalk.
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Frass at the entrance to a tunnel made by a D. saccharalis larva in a sugarcane stalk.
Symptoms on sugarcane stalkFrass at the entrance to a tunnel made by a D. saccharalis larva in a sugarcane stalk.D.G. Hall
Damage to a sugarcane stalk by D. saccharalis
TitleSymptoms on sugarcane stalk
CaptionDamage to a sugarcane stalk by D. saccharalis
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Damage to a sugarcane stalk by D. saccharalis
Symptoms on sugarcane stalkDamage to a sugarcane stalk by D. saccharalisD.G. Hall
Damage by D. saccharalis to a cane stalk along with secondary invasion by red rot.
TitleSymptoms on sugarcane stalk
CaptionDamage by D. saccharalis to a cane stalk along with secondary invasion by red rot.
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Damage by D. saccharalis to a cane stalk along with secondary invasion by red rot.
Symptoms on sugarcane stalkDamage by D. saccharalis to a cane stalk along with secondary invasion by red rot.D.G. Hall

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Diatraea saccharalis Fabricius

Preferred Common Name

  • sugarcane stalk borer

Other Scientific Names

  • Chilo obliteratellus Zeller
  • Crambus leucaniellus Walker
  • Crambus lineosellus Walker
  • Crambus sacchari Fabricius
  • Diatraea continens Dyar
  • Diatraea crambidoides Holloway & Loftin
  • Diatraea incomparella Dyar & Heinrich
  • Diatraea obliteratella
  • Diatraea obliteratellus Zeller
  • Diatraea pedidocta Dyar
  • Diatraea saccharalis var. grenadensis Dyar
  • Diatraea sacchari Walker
  • Diatraea sacchari f. brasiliensis Van Gorkum & De Waal
  • Phalaena saccharalis Fabricius

International Common Names

  • English: American sugarcane borer; small moth borer; small sugarcane moth borer; sugarcane borer; sugarcane moth borer
  • Spanish: barrenado del tallo de la cana; barrenador de la caña; barreno del maíz; berrenador de la cana de azucar (mexico); bórer de la caña de azúcar; gusano de la cana de azucar; isoca de la cana de azucar; taladrador de la caña de azúcar
  • French: borer de la canne à sucre; mineuse de la canne a sucre; pyrale de la canne à sucre

Local Common Names

  • Brazil: broca da cana de açúcar
  • Germany: Amerikanischer zuckerrohrbohrer
  • Italy: minatrice della canna da zucchero

EPPO code

  • DIATSA (Diatraea saccharalis)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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: 23 Apr 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

North America

Antigua and BarbudaPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
BarbadosPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
BelizePresentEPPO (2020)
British Virgin IslandsPresentEPPO (2020)
Costa RicaPresentFernández and Molina (1984); EPPO (2020)
CubaPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
DominicaPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
Dominican RepublicPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
El SalvadorPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
GrenadaPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
GuadeloupePresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
GuatemalaPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
HaitiPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
HondurasPresentEPPO (2020)
JamaicaPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
MartiniquePresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
MexicoPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
MontserratPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
NicaraguaPresentBox (1953)
PanamaPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
Puerto RicoPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
Saint Kitts and NevisPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
Saint LuciaPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
Trinidad and TobagoPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
U.S. Virgin IslandsPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
United StatesPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-AlabamaPresentBox (1953)
-FloridaPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
-LouisianaPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
-MississippiPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
-TexasPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)

South America

ArgentinaPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
BoliviaPresentEPPO (2020)
BrazilPresentEPPO (2020)
-AlagoasPresentBotelho et al. (1980)
-AmazonasPresentEPPO (2020)
-BahiaPresentBotelho et al. (1980)
-CearaPresentEPPO (2020)
-Espirito SantoPresentEPPO (2020)
-GoiasPresentEPPO (2020)
-MaranhaoPresentEPPO (2020)
-Mato GrossoPresentEPPO (2020)
-Mato Grosso do SulPresentMacedo and Lavorenti (2004)
-Minas GeraisPresentEPPO (2020)
-ParaPresentEPPO (2020)
-ParanaPresentEPPO (2020)
-Rio de JaneiroPresentTeran (1980); EPPO (2020)
-Rio Grande do SulPresentEPPO (2020)
-Santa CatarinaPresentEPPO (2020)
-Sao PauloPresentTeran (1980); EPPO (2020)
ColombiaPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
EcuadorPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
French GuianaPresentEPPO (2020)
GuyanaPresentEPPO (2020)
ParaguayPresentEPPO (2020)
PeruPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)
SurinamePresentEPPO (2020)
UruguayPresentEPPO (2020)
VenezuelaPresentBox (1953); EPPO (2020)

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Growing point / dead heart
Growing point / internal feeding; boring
Growing point / rot
Leaves / external feeding
Leaves / internal feeding
Leaves / wilting
Stems / discoloration of bark
Stems / external feeding
Stems / fasciation
Stems / internal feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Agathis sp. nr. sacchari Parasite Larvae Barbados sugarcane
Alabagrus stigma Parasite Larvae
Apanteles angaleti Parasite Larvae USA sugarcane
Apanteles diatraeae Parasite Larvae
Archytas marmoratus Parasite Larvae
Ascogaster quadridentatus Parasite Larvae USA sugarcane
Bacillus thuringiensis
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki Pathogen Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis thuringiensis Pathogen Larvae
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen
Beauveria brongniartii Pathogen Brazil; Sao Paulo sugarcane
Bracon brevicornis Parasite Larvae USA sugarcane
Chelonus annulipes Parasite Larvae Puerto Rico; USA sugarcane
Cotesia chilonis Parasite Larvae Trinidad sugarcane
Cotesia diatraeae Parasite Larvae Barbados; Grenada sugarcane
Cotesia flavipes Parasite Larvae Antigua; Argentina; Barbados; Bolivia; Brazil; Caribbean; Ecuador; French Antilles; Guadeloupe; Honduras; Jamaica; Mexico; Panama; Peru; Sao Paulo; St Kitts Nevis; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Texas; Trinidad; USA maize; sorghum; sugarcane
Cotesia sesamiae Parasite Larvae Brazil; St Kitts Nevis sugarcane
Digonogastra grenadensis Parasite Larvae
Doru lineare Predator
Ectatomma quadridens Predator
Exeristes roborator Parasite USA sugarcane
Fusarium oxysporum Pathogen Bolivia sugarcane
Goniozus indicus Parasite Barbados; Grenada; St Vincent and the Grenadines sugarcane
Granulosis virus Pathogen Larvae
Iphiaulax rimac Parasite Larvae USA sugarcane
Iphiaulax tucamensis Parasite Larvae USA sugarcane
Ipobracon granadensis Parasite Larvae Grenada sugarcane
Itoplectis naranyae Parasite Barbados sugarcane
Jaynesleskia jaynesi Parasite Larvae Argentina
Labidura riparia Predator
Lixophaga diatraeae Parasite Larvae Antigua; Argentina; Barbados; Brazil; Colombia; Cuba; Dominica; Florida; French Antilles; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guyana; Louisiana; Martinique; Mexico; Mississipi; Montserrat; Peru; Puerto Rico; St Kitts Nevis; St Lucia; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad; Trinidad and Tobago; Virgin Islands sugarcane
Lixophaga sphenophori Parasite Larvae USA sugarcane
Lydella striatalis Parasite Larvae St Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago sugarcane
Lydella thompsoni Parasite Larvae Louisiana; Puerto Rico sugarcane
Macrocentrus grandii Parasite Larvae Puerto Rico sugarcane
Macrocentrus prolificus Parasite Larvae
Metagonistylum minense Parasite Larvae Antigua; Argentina; Barbados; Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; Cuba; Dominica; Ecuador; French Antilles; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guyana; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Peru; Puerto Rico; St Kitts Nevis; St Lucia; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; USA maize; sugarcane
Metarhizium anisopliae Pathogen Brazil sugarcane
Metarhizium anisopliae Pathogen
Microchelonus heliopae Parasite Larvae USA sugarcane
Montina confusa Predator
Myobiopsis diadema Parasite Larvae
Myosoma chinensis Parasite Larvae Barbados; Grenada; St Vincent and the Grenadines sugarcane
Nucleopolyhedrosis virus Pathogen
Orgilus gelechiaevorus Parasite Larvae
Palpozenillia diatraeae Parasite Larvae Barbados; Grenada sugarcane
Parallorhogas pyralophagus Parasite Larvae Barbados; Brazil; St Kitts Nevis; Texas; Trinidad and Tobago sugarcane
Parasierola nigrifemur Parasite
Paratheresia claripalpis Parasite Larvae Antigua; Argentina; Barbados; Colombia; Cuba; Dominica; Ecuador; French Antilles; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Jamaica; Montserrat; Peru; Puerto Rico; St Vincent and the Grenadines; USA maize; sorghum; sugarcane
Pasratheresia claripalpis Parasite Larvae
Pediobius furvus Parasite Barbados; Brazil; Grenada; St Kitts Nevis; Trinidad sugarcane
Pheidole megacephala Predator
Phorastes femoratus Predator
Polybia sericea Predator
Psecas zonatus Predator
Pycnobracon mutator Parasite Larvae Grenada sugarcane
Rhaconotus roslinensis Parasite Larvae
Rhygoplitis aciculatus Parasite Larvae
Serratia marcescens Pathogen
Solenopsis invicta Predator
Steinernema glaseri Parasite
Sturmiopsis parasitica Parasite Larvae Trinidad sugarcane
Telenomus alecto Parasite Eggs Grenada; Montserrat; USA sugarcane
Tetrastichus howardi
Trichogramma atopovirilia Parasite Eggs
Trichogramma brasiliense Parasite Eggs
Trichogramma chilonis Parasite Eggs Grenada; Montserrat sugarcane
Trichogramma chilotraeae Parasite Eggs Peru; Trinidad sugarcane
Trichogramma dissimilis Parasite Eggs
Trichogramma distinctum Parasite Eggs
Trichogramma exiguum Parasite Eggs
Trichogramma fasciatum Parasite Eggs Peru
Trichogramma fuentesi Parasite Eggs
Trichogramma galloi Parasite Eggs Sao Paulo
Trichogramma jalmirezi Parasite Eggs
Trichogramma japonicum Parasite Eggs Barbados; Montserrat; Peru; Trinidad sugarcane
Trichogramma lasallei Parasite Querino and Zucchi, 2003
Trichogramma minutum Parasite Eggs Brazil; Ecuador; Peru maize
Trichogramma oatmani Parasite Eggs
Trichogramma pretiosum Parasite Eggs Ecuador maize
Trichogramma retorridum Parasite Eggs
Trichogramma semifumatum Parasite Eggs Ecuador maize
Trichogrammatoidea eldanae Parasite Eggs
Tytthus mundulus Predator Ecuador sugarcane
Xanthopimpla stemmator Parasite Trinidad sugarcane

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