common in stored bamboo; heated premises in temperate regions(2)(3); larvae also feed in drugs, spices, cacao, maize, rice, stored grain. The genus Dinoderus is characterised by: auger beetle – [Dinoderus brevis] Citation: Walker, K. () Ghoon borer (Dinoderus minutus). Dinoderus minutus (Fab.) is an important insect pest of dried bamboo and wooden materials. The pest seriously damages these commodities and makes them.

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Marques and Gil-Santana, A simple and cheap method of bamboo preservation. The damaged part of the culm becomes powdery, and the powder is sifted from the beetle hole.

Chang Yuzhen; Xue XQ, The spiracles are oval-round, which is longer than those in the sternum. Bambusa bambos giant thorny bamboo.

Dinoderus minutus (bamboo borer)

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The distribution, damage and control of major forest insect pests in Taiwan. Bostrichidae is a small family with approximately species in seven subfamilies and 80 genera R Booth, NHM, London, UK, personal communication, Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: The heating of culms using fire, boiling water or exposure to direct sunlight in hot summers, can kill borers of D.


Singh B; Bhandhari RS, However, the most important pest of bamboo under storage conditions is the ghoon borer, D. The large amount of information relates to China and South Asia, the main areas of distribution of D.

Material und Organismen, 19 1: The traditional and simplest method is to immerse felled culms in water.

Journal of the Indian Academy of Wood Sciences, 10 2: It also damages rice, cassava and sugarcane, and occasionally dried stored products. The life cycle is almost uniform irrespective of distribution.

bamboo borer (Dinoderus minutus)

Over 50 such insect species have been reported, and ghoon borers Dinoderus spp. The beetle shows a strong preference for newly-felled culms of some species, whereas others, such as P.

Report of Associate Plant Inspector, December, There are many tiny punctures on the head, which is small and black. To dateno literature concerning successful examples of biological control methods for the control of D.

Dinoderus minutus

Contributed by Michael C. Bostrichidaecommonly attacking dried cassava chips in West Africa.

Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station Report, Practical Forestry Technology, 6: Singh B; Tewari MC, Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Selecting the best option depends on a number of factors, such as the severity of infestation, the location of infestation, potential for reinfestation, and cost of treatment Plank, ; Xu Tiansen, ; Kumar et al. Physical Control After felling, the physical or chemical treatment of culms can significantly improve their resistance to borers as well as to fungi.


For further information, we recommend you visit the following resources: Division of Entomology, Report of the Entomologist covering the period from January 1,to December 31, Mori H; Hideo A, Notes on some Hawaiian insects. If you need expert professional advice, dinodegus your local extension office.

The first segment is oval and twice as long as it is wide, the second is the same width as the first, and the three distal segments are swollen. Plant Quarantine, 17 3: Description Top of page Eggs The eggs are spindle-shaped or elongate-oval, very small, milky-white, and nearly transparent.