Common names: Sugarcane longhorn stemborer (English)
Distribution: China, India, Java, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal, Laos, Pakistan, Thailand.
Image locations: Nakhon Si Thammarat
Hosts: Sugarcane, bamboo
Additional notes: Larvae of Dorysthenes buqueti burrow in cane stubble and attack the base of the stalk. Larvae can travel 20-30 cm up a cane stalk causing severe damage through their tunneling. Infested crops turn yellow and suffer poor growth. Plants ultimately die and crops fail to ratoon properly in cases of severe infestation (Pramono et al. 2001a; Sommartya & Suasa-ard 2006).
Images of Dorysthenes (Lophosternus) buquetii from Thailand.
Dorysthenes (Lophosternus) buquetii (Guérin-Méneville, 1844) Nakhon Si Thammarat