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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There are many tiny punctures on the head, which is small and black.

The incidence of borer ghoon attack on felled Bamboos – some investigations and observations. Large populations of borers will leave numerous tunnels in the culm, making it useless.

Ghoon borer

This method takes a long time and culms treated in this way tend to blacken Xu Tiansen, Growth Stages Dinoerus of page Post-harvest. See Chatterjee and Misra for information on the parasitism of D. It is also only suitable for those bamboos with a low starch content. Pheromone traps for monitoring D. Preliminary study on life cycle of Dinoderus minutus Fab.

bamboo borer (Dinoderus minutus)

If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use. 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. A preliminary study on the bostrichid, Dinoderus dinoderks Fabricius. According to XiaoBambusa textilis, Minutud pervariabilis, Phyllostachys heterocycla and Phyllostachys heteroclada are more prone to attack by D.


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Detection and Inspection Top of page The larvae and adults can be detected by the careful inspection of newly-felled culms or some bamboo products, such as houses and furniture. Journal of Nanjing Forestry University, 4: The heating of culms using fire, boiling water or exposure to direct sunlight in hot summers, can idnoderus borers of D.

Dinoderus minutus

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The head is covered by the prothorax, so that it cannot be seen when viewed dorsally. Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service.


The thorax is expanded and bears three legs, which decrease along its length. Pupation occurs in cocoons made at the terminal end of the larval tunnels.

Study on quarantine and treatment of imported rattan pests. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Journal of Research, Punjab Agricultural University, 12 2: Thomas on 25 November, – 3: The revised list of insect pests on bamboos in China.

The compound eye and mandibles are black, and there is a pair of finger-like projections on the end mintus the sternum. An annotated list of Cleridae and Thanerocleridae Coleoptera of Israel. Integrated measures for control of insect pests on post-harvest bamboo. Plant Quarantine, 11 2: Journal of Stored Products Research, 36 3: Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content.

Storage pests of bamboos in Kerala. However, the most important pest of bamboo under storage conditions is the ghoon borer, D.