lesser cornstalk borer

lesser cornstalk borer
noun Date: circa 1925 a pyralid moth (Elasmopalpus lignosellus) having slender greenish larvae that burrow in the stalk especially of Indian corn near ground level

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lesser cornstalk borer — the larva of a widely distributed pyralid moth, Elasmopalpus lignosellus, that damages corn and some other crops by boring into the part of the stalk close to the soil. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • lesser cornstalk borer — noun : a crambid moth (Elasmopalpus lignosellus) with a slender greenish larva that burrows in the stalk of Indian corn and various other plants near the ground level and is especially destructive in warmer parts of the New World * * * the larva… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maize — This article is about the cereal grain, primarily known as corn in the United States. For other uses, see Maize (disambiguation). Corn redirects here. For other uses, see Corn (disambiguation). Maize Illustration depicting both male and female… …   Wikipedia

  • Pyralidae — Taxobox name = Pyralidae image width = 250px image caption = Sceliodes cordalis regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera unranked familia = Obtectomera superfamilia = Pyraloidea familia = Pyralidae familia… …   Wikipedia

  • Elasmopalpus — Adult male …   Wikipedia

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