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Notes: A field experiment was conducted during 2003-04, in Pabna and Thakurgaon, Bangladesh, to evaluate the response of 6 promising sugarcane clones (I245-99, I262-99, I429-99, I433-99, I446-99 and I486-99) and 2 standard cultivars (Isd 20 and Isd 32) to some major insect pests. Results revealed that early shoot borer (Chilo infuscatellus) and black beetle (Alissonotum impressicolle) infestation ranged from 0.51 to 3.32% and 0.22 to 15.48%, respectively, among the test clones/cultivars. Top shoot borer (Scirpophaga excerptalis) and stem borer (Chilo tumidicostalis) infestation ranged from 4.55 to 53.58% and 5.25 to 55.21%, respectively, with the highest level of infestation being observed in clone I429-99. Rootstock borer (Emmalocera depressella [Polyocha depressella]) infestation ranged from 6.40% (in Isd 20) to 40.55% (in I245-99). The lowest scale insect (Melanaspis glomerata) and mealy bug (Saccharicoccus sacchari) infestation was observed in the clones I429-99 and I446-99, respectively. White grub (Scarabaeidae) populations ranged from 0.00 to 3.67 among the test clones/cultivars.