Mexican Rice Borer Larva (left) vs. Sugarcane Borer Larva (right)

John K. Saichuk, Meszaros, Anna  |  12/3/2011 12:06:01 AM

Mexican rice borer larva (left) vs. Sugarcane borer larva (right) on a split sugarcane stalk.

Mexican Rice Borer - Eoreuma loftini (Dyar)

Sugarcane borer larvae are pale yellow-white in the summer, with a series of brown spots visible on the back. Overwintering larva are a deeper yellow and lack of the brown spots.

Mexican rice borer larvae are honey-colored with two pair of stripes running the length of the body. They have light brown head capsule (except early instars) and light colored hairs.

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