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Title: New host association for Mexican rice borer in Texas

item Solis, M Alma
item Goolsby, John

Submitted to: Southwestern Entomologist
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/26/2008
Publication Date: 12/10/2008
Citation: Solis, M.A., Goolsby, J. 2008. New host association for Mexican rice borer in Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 33(3):237.

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Technical Abstract: This note reports Arundo donax, giant reed or carrizo cane, as a new host association of Eoreuma loftini, the Mexican rice borer. Larvae of E. loftini were found feeding on the growing tips of A. donax canes in a nursery and in field stands along the Rio Grande in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and Laredo, Texas.