Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 23, Issue 3, 2017; Page No.(1636-1639)

OCCURRENCE OF NEW STEM BORER SPECIES, SCIRPOPHAGA VIRGINIA (LEPIDOPTERA: PYRALOIDEA: CRAMBIDAE) FROM TAMIL NADU, INDIA AND ITS TAXONOMIC RE-DESCRIPTION

Varun Saini, K. Ramaraju and N. Chitra

Abstract

The occurrence of Scirpophaga Virginia,Schultze, Crambidae (Lepidoptera) on rice is reported for the first time on rice in Tamil Nadu, India. The species is included in the genus Scirpophaga Treitschke, 1832, in the subfamily Schoenobiinae. Description and photos of adults and genitalia are given for the species available for this study.

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