John K. Saichuk, Meszaros, Anna | 12/2/2011 11:40:12 PM
Mexican Rice Borer - Eoreuma loftini (Dyar)
Injury is often first noticed when the youngest partially unfurled leaf of the plant begins to whiter and die, resulting in a condition called dead heart. Dead heart can be caused by any stem borer.
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