Sugarcane pyrilla

Adult sugarcane pyrilla. Image

  • Feeding causes yield losses and reduced sugar content.

Description and symptoms

  • Adults are 10 mm long and 2-4 mm wide, light yellow-brown colour.
  • Feeding causes yellow spots on their leaves, especially around the midrib on the underside of the leaf.


  • Plant material can potentially spread the pest between areas.

High priority pest of: Sugarcane

Scientific name: Pyrilla perpusilla
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Stink bugs, aphids, mealybugs, scale, whiteflies & hoppers (HEMIPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol