Species diversity and distribution of lepidopteran stem borers in South Africa and Mozambique




Country-wide surveys of lepidopteran stem borers in wild host plants were undertaken between 2006 and 2009 in South Africa and 2005 and 2010 in Mozambique. A total of 4438 larvae were collected from 65 wild host plants in South Africa and 1920 larvae from 30 wild host plants in Mozambique. In South Africa and Mozambique, 50 and 39 stem borer species were recovered, respectively, with four new species and two new genera among noctuids. Less than 5% of the total number of species collected are considered to be economically important in Africa. These species were Busseola fusca (Fuller) (Noctuidae), Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) (Crambidae) and Sesamia calamistis Hampson (Noctuidae).








- Todas as Províncias


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Outra biodiversidade terrestre


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Diversidade biológica e cultural;
- Saúde e Biodiversidade


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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