corn borer moth

noun
native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants
Hypernyms: ↑pyralid, ↑pyralid moth
Member Holonyms: ↑Pyrausta, ↑genus Pyrausta

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  • European corn borer moth — noun native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants • Syn: ↑corn borer, ↑corn borer moth, ↑Pyrausta nubilalis • Hypernyms: ↑pyralid, ↑pyralid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • corn borer — noun 1. larva of the European corn borer moth; a serious pest of maize • Syn: ↑Pyrausta nubilalis • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar • Member Holonyms: ↑Pyralidae, ↑family Pyralidae, ↑Pyralididae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • corn borer — corn′ bor er n. ent the larva of a pyralid moth, Pyrausta (Ostrinia) nubilalis (European corn borer), that bores into corn and other plants …   From formal English to slang

  • corn borer — ☆ corn borer n. the larva of a European moth (Ostrinia nubilalis), now a destructive pest in the U.S., feeding on corn and other plants …   English World dictionary

  • European Corn Borer — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Southwestern corn borer — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insect …   Wikipedia

  • European corn borer — noun Date: 1920 an Old World moth (Ostrinia nubilalis) widespread in eastern and central North America where its larva is a major pest in the stems, crowns, and fruits of crop plants and especially Indian corn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • southwestern corn borer — noun Date: 1943 a pyralid moth (Diatraea grandiosella) whose larva causes serious damage especially to corn crops by boring in the stalks …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • southwestern corn borer — noun : a pyralid moth (Diatraea grandiosella) whose larva causes serious damage especially to corn crops by boring in the stalks …   Useful english dictionary

  • pyralid moth — noun usually tropical slender bodied long legged moth whose larvae are crop pests • Syn: ↑pyralid • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑bee moth, ↑wax moth, ↑Galleria mellonella, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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