The rice bore

The rice bore

Chilo suppressalis

AFFECTED:

rice

Description: The rice borer is a lepidopteran 20-28 mm in span that causes problems in rice crops in the Mediterranean area, Asia and Australia.

 

Number of annual generations: in the Mediterranean area, there are generally up to 3 generations a year.

 

Damage: larvae pierce the stems to feed on the internal tissues of the rice plant. This significantly weakens the attacked plants, and can significantly affect the productivity of ears in strong attacks.