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Sesamia cretica

Wikipedia Abstract

Sesamia cretica, the Corn stem borer, Greater sugarcane borer, Sorghum stem borer, Stem corn borer, Durra stem borer, Large corn borer, Pink sugarcane borer, Sugarcane pink borer, Sorghum borer, Pink corn borer, Maize borer or Purple stem borer, is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It was described by Lederer in 1857. It is found in most of the countries and islands of the Mediterranean basin. The range extends through the Middle East and Arabia to Pakistan, northern India and northern Africa. In the south, the range extends to northern Kenya and northern Cameroon.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Pantani della Sicilia sud-orientale, Morghella, di Marzamemi, di Punta Pilieri e Vendicari 8481 Italy  

Prey / Diet

Nelumbo nucifera (sacred lotus)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[2]




Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hern√°ndez
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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