Asiatic Rice Borer

Chilo suppressalis, Asiatic rice borer


Chilo suppressalis, the Asiatic Rice Borer is one of the major pests of rice. It is also a damaging pest of maize and sorghum.

The rice stem borer is a widespread pest of India, Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Iran, and Spain. Caterpillars of this pest bore into the stems of the host and cause substantial damage.

Russell IPM manufacture and supply pheromone lures, traps and complete monitoring systems for Chilo suppressalis, the Asiatic rice borer. Accurate monitoring is essential to minimise damage and protect crops. Therefore, installation of pheromone traps will ensure you are alerted.

Target Crops

  • Rice
  • Maize
  • Sorghum