Busseola fusca

Busseola fusca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Busseola
Species: B. fusca
Binomial name
Busseola fusca
(Fuller, 1901)

Busseola fusca is a species of moth that is also known as the maize stalk borer.[1][2] It is known from Ethiopia.

The wingspan is 35–40 mm. Adults are pale brown.

The larvae feed on various grasses, as well as Zea mays, Sorghum and Saccharum species.


Wikispecies has information related to: Busseola fusca
  1. Hassanali, A.; Herren, H.; Khan, Z. R.; Pickett, J. A.; Woodcock, C. M. (2008). "Integrated pest management: the push-pull approach for controlling insect pests and weeds of cereals, and its potential for other agricultural systems including animal husbandry". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 363 (1491): 611–21. doi:10.1098/rstb.2007.2173. PMID 17652071.
  2. "Busseola fusca (Fuller)". ethiopia.ipm-info.org.

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