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Sesamia nonagrioides botanephaga



Sesamia nonagrioides botanephaga


  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Sesamia nonagrioides botanephaga
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Sesamia nonagrioides botanephaga Tams & Bowden

Other Scientific Names

  • Sesamia botanephaga Tams & Bowden

EPPO code

  • SESANB (Sesamia nonagrioides botanephaga)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Noctuidae
  •                             Genus: Sesamia
  •                                 Species: Sesamia nonagrioides botanephaga

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.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


IranUnconfirmed record


Congo Democratic RepublicPresentBuyckx, 1962
GhanaUnconfirmed record
NigeriaUnconfirmed record

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Descampsina sesamiae Parasite Larvae Ghana
Sturmiopsis parasitica Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Telenomus busseolae Parasite Eggs


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Buyckx EJE, 1962. Précis des maladies et des insectes nuisibles recontrés sur les plantes cultivées au Congo, au Rwanda et au Burundi. Brussels, Belgium: Institut National pour l'Etude Agronomique du Congo (INEAC).

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