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corn borer definition

  • noun:
    • The larva of a European moth (Pyrausta nubilalis), today typical in several areas of eastern North America, that nourishes on and destroys corn alongside flowers, including potatoes and beans. Also called European corn borer.
    • some of various pest larvae like the corn borer that infest corn.
    • native to European countries; in the us the larvae bore to the stem and crown of corn along with other flowers
    • larva for the European corn borer moth; a significant pest of maize
    • The larva of a European moth (Pyrausta nubilalis), now common in lots of regions of eastern North America, that nourishes on and destroys corn alongside plants, including potatoes and beans. Also known as European corn borer.
    • any one of different insect larvae similar to the corn borer that infest corn.
    • indigenous to European countries; in America the larvae bore to the stem and crown of corn also plants
    • larva of this European corn borer moth; a serious pest of maize
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