Pink stem borer

Pink stem borer: Sesamia inferens

Symptom of damage:

  • Central shoots dried and produce the dead hearts

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 wing


  • Spray phosalone 35% EC at every 20 days interval



  • TNAU Agritech Portal
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