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Euetheola rugiceps
(sugarcane beetle)



Euetheola rugiceps (sugarcane beetle)


  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
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  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Euetheola rugiceps
  • Preferred Common Name
  • sugarcane beetle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Euetheola rugiceps (Leconte)

Preferred Common Name

  • sugarcane beetle

Other Scientific Names

  • Ligyrus rugiceps Lec.

International Common Names

  • English: beetle, rough-headed corn-stalk; beetle, sugarcane
  • Spanish: cucarron de la cana; escarabajo de la cana
  • French: barbeau de la canne a sucre

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Kaefer, Zuckerrohr-

EPPO code

  • EUETRU (Euetheola rugiceps)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Scarabaeidae
  •                             Genus: Euetheola
  •                                 Species: Euetheola rugiceps

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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: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

North America

United StatesPresent

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Campsomeris dorsata Parasite USA sugarcane
Ignelater luminosus Predator USA sugarcane


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Muzzi D, 2001. New pests emerging in Bt cotton. Delta Farm Press.

Distribution References

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

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