Impact assessment

Identifying the sex pheromone of the sugarcane borer moth

Date released
10 May 2005
Publication Code

David Pearce


The project evaluated in this report helped to identify the sex pheromone (attractant chemical) of the sugarcane borer. This insect is a serious pest of sugarcane in Papua New Guinea, and is also regarded by quarantine authorities in Australia as the most serious insect pest threatening its sugar industry.