n African Entomology - First report of (Hampson) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) as a pest of maize seedlings : short communications

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



Reports of localized outbreaks of an unknown pest of maize were received in the Kamberg, Mooi River area in KwaZulu-Natal (29°19.394'S 29°47.310'E) during the 2008/2009 growing season. Damage of a similar nature was again reported during the 2009/10 season. Since farmers reported serious damage to maize seedlings, the matter was investigated and the species identified as (Hampson) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) (Fig. 1).

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