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Pink stem borer (PSB)

Pink stem borer (PSB), Sesamia inferens (Walker)

Distribution: This species has been reported from all over India but is more common in areas where rice is followed by wheat crop and also in upland rice regions.

Gold fringed borer

Gold fringed borer (GFB), Chilo auricilius (Dudgeon)

This is an important pest of sugarcane and rice. The distribution range of C. auricilius overlaps with that of its look-alike C. polychrysus. It is also found in West Bengal, Bihar, UP, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir.

Dark headed borer

Dark headed borer (DHB), Chilo poly chrysus(Meyrick)
Distribution: It has been reported from Kerala, Assam, West Bengal, Orissa and Tamil Nadu but it often assumes the status of major pest in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Striped stem borer

Striped stem borer (SSB), Chilo suppressalis (Walker)

Distribution: This borer species has been reported from plains of India, Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Kerala.

White stem borer

 1.   White stem borer (WSB)
There is no clarity regarding the taxonomic identity of the white stem borer species reported on rice in India. Two species reported in the literature relevant to rice are described below:
a.   White rice borer, Scirpophaga nivella (Fabricius)
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