Busseola fusca exhibits oligophagous feeding behavior on host plants belonging to the family Poaceae. Primary host plants are maize (Zea mays L.) and. Preferred Scientific Name; Busseola fusca. Preferred Common Name; African maize stalk borer. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota; Kingdom: Metazoa. The Maize Stalk Borer (Busseola fusca) is a major pest of Maize and Sorghum.

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Busseola fusca (Fuller) – Maize Stalk Borer

Diapause termination in maize stem borer, Busseola fusca Fuller larvae at Alemaya, eastern Ethiopia. Crambidae and Busseola fusca Lepidoptera: Crambidae at different nitrogen application rates to maize. Crambidae under field conditions.

Noctuidae and its parasitoids in Natal, South Africa. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 93 2: Cereal yield losses due to lepidopterous stemborers at different nitrogen fertilizer rates in Ethiopia.

In African species of Sesamia and related genera were morpho-taxonomically revised and finally S. Potential new pests in the neighbourhood: Estimates of crop losses vary greatly in different regions and agro-ecological zones.

Short Communication Open Access. Lepidopterous stem borers of sorghum and their natural enemies in eastern Ethiopia.


In addition, the balance of sucrose and turanose in leaves influences the host plant choice made by the larvae. Home Publications Conferences Register Contact. Effects of nitrogen and potassium combinations on yields and infestations of maize by Busseola fusca Fuller Fusc In older plants their feeding can damage can reduce grain production. Insect Science and its Application, 21 4: Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser.

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Busseola fusca – Wikipedia

Sets of eggs were kept at Eggs are laid in a long column stretching up the stem, under a leaf sheath. Damage Symptoms Busseola fusca larvae damage fuwca plant parts of the cultivated crops they attack.

In late-infested maize and sorghum, 1st instar larvae may commence feeding on silk of ears, panicles or in young emerging panicles for some time before migrating and commencing feeding inside ears or stems.

A systems approach to assess crop health and maize yield losses due to pests and diseases in Cameroon.

Meijerman L; Ulenberg SA, Evidence of the establishment of Cotesia flavipes Hymenoptera: The role of wild host plants in the abundance of lepidopteran stem borers along altitudinal gradient in Kenya. No fitness costs associated with resistance of Busseola fusca Lepidoptera: Abundance and diversity of maize stem borer species in a maize-groundnut mixture in central Cameroon.


Larvae hatch after about one week and they migrate first to the whorl where they feed on young and tender leaves deep inside the whorl.

Prospects for cultural control of the stalk borers, Chilo partellus Swinhoe and Busseola fusca Fullerin summer grain crops in South Africa. Cultural control is a long-established method of modifying the habitat to make the environment unfavourable for fjsca survival and reproduction of pests.

Busseola fusca (Fuller)

Biological Control Potentials for biological control are currently being investigated, especially in East and South Africa. European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. However, no genetic differentiation in relation to the host plant on which B. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 92 6: Fudca example, in Cameroon, follow-up studies and identification of borers by Ndemah et al.