Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) a new invasive species in Israel
Article first published online: 12 JUN 2012
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Journal of Applied Entomology
Volume 137, Issue 5, pages 398–400, June 2013
How to Cite
Ben-Yakir, D., Chen, M., Sinev, S. and Seplyarsky, V. (2013), Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) a new invasive species in Israel. Journal of Applied Entomology, 137: 398–400. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0418.2012.01740.x
- Issue published online: 9 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 12 JUN 2012
- Received: April 9, 2012, accepted: May 18, 2012.
- Chilo partellus ;
Chilo partellus, the spotted stem borer (SSB), is reported for the first time from the fields of sorghum and corn in Israel. Spotted stem borer larvae were first discovered in July 2010 on sorghum and corn plants in the Western Galilee. The new pest had spread all over northern Israel by the end of 2011. The identity of the new pest was confirmed using the morphology of the dissected male genitalia and its attraction to SSB sex pheromone.