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02
Aug

Rice Stem borer

1. The stem borer (Scirpophaga incertulus) is a major pest of rice and distributed throughout the region. The female moth has bright yellowish brown fore wings with a black spot on each and an anal tuft of yellowish hairs. 2. The males do not have the black spot on the fore wings. Eggs are laid near the tip of the leaves covered with buff coloured hairs. Each egg mass contain 20-25 eggs and a female
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