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International Rice Research Institute Archive,
Asiatic rice borer
Chilo suppressalis

Asiatic rice borer (Chilo suppressalis) is an insect pest of rice. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in Hawaii in 1927.

This moth is a highly destructive stem borer of rice. This is especially true in more temperate areas, due to the ability of larvae to survive low temperatures. Up to 6 generations can occur each year. Some pesticide resistance has been observed for this species.

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