Maize Pink stem borer

Maize Pink stem borer: Sesamia inferens

Symptoms of damage:

  • Pink larva enters into the stem causing dead heart symptom

Identification of the pest:

  • Egg: Bead like laid in rows within the leaf sheath
  • Larva: Pinkish brown with dark head
  • Adult: Straw coloured moth with white wings


  • Spray phosalone 35% EC at every 20 days interval



  • TNAU Agritech Portal
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