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Sesamia nonagrioides

Wikipedia Abstract

Sesamia nonagrioides, the Mediterranean corn borer, Pink stalk borer or West African pink borer, is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It was described by Lefebvre in 1827. It is found in Spain, southern France, Italy and on the Balkan Peninsula, as well as in north-western, south-western and western Africa.The wingspan is 30–40 mm. The forewings are grey-yellowish, marked with a marginal band and with rounded spots.
View Wikipedia Record: Sesamia nonagrioides

Prey / Diet

Avena sativa (oats)[1]
Hordeum vulgare (cereal barley)[1]
Oryza sativa (rice)[1]
Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane)[1]
Solanum melongena (Baingun cultivated eggplnat)[2]
Typha latifolia (Reedmace)[2]
Zea mays (corn)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit 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.
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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