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Identification of African stemborer larvae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Pyralidae) based on morphology

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 July 2009

Lynn Meijerman*
Institute of Systematics and Population Biology (Zoological Museum Amsterdam), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sandrine A. Ulenberg
Institute of Systematics and Population Biology (Zoological Museum Amsterdam), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
L. Meijerman, Institute of Systematics and Population Biology, Department of Entomology, University of Amsterdam, Plantage Middenlaan 64, 1018DH Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Descriptions are given of the larval stages of the 15 most damaging African stemborer species, belonging to the genera Chilo Zincken, Coniesta Hampson, Eldana Walker, Maliarpha Ragonot, Scirpophaga Treitschke (Pyralidae), Sesamia Guenée and Busseola Thurau. Chaetotaxy of the larvae has been studied. Previously published studies on the same subject are discussed. A key is provided for the identification of the genera, and where possible, the species.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1996

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