John K. Saichuk, Meszaros, Anna | 12/3/2011 12:06:01 AM
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.
Click on the links above to go to the Mexican Rice Borer home page or the Rice Insects Photo Galleries home page.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture