Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Papaipema nebris
(stalk borer)



Papaipema nebris (stalk borer)


  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Papaipema nebris
  • Preferred Common Name
  • stalk borer
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Papaipema nebris Guenée

Preferred Common Name

  • stalk borer

Other Scientific Names

  • Papaipema nitela Guenée

International Common Names

  • English: rhubarb stalk borer; stalk borer, common
  • French: perce-tige tachete; perce-tige tacheté

EPPO code

  • PAPANE (Papaipema nebris)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Noctuidae
  •                             Genus: Papaipema
  •                                 Species: Papaipema nebris

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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

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Campoletis oxylus
Cyclotrachelus sodalis Predator Larvae
Gymnocheta ruficornis Parasite Larvae
Lissonota brunnea Parasite
Lixophaga thoracica Parasite Larvae
Pterostichus chalcites Predator Larvae
Sympiesis viridula Parasite

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