corn borer


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corn borer

n.
Any of various insect larvae that infest corn and other crops, especially the European corn borer.

corn borer

n
1. (Animals) the larva of the pyralid moth Pyrausta nubilalis, native to S and Central Europe: in E North America a serious pest of maize

corn′ bor`er


n.
the larva of a pyralid moth, Pyrausta (Ostrinia) nubilalis (European corn borer), that bores into corn and other plants.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corn borer - larva of the European corn borer mothcorn borer - larva of the European corn borer moth; a serious pest of maize
family Pyralidae, family Pyralididae, Pyralidae, Pyralididae - bee moths; corn borers; flour moths
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
2.corn borer - native to Europecorn borer - native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants
pyralid, pyralid moth - usually tropical slender-bodied long-legged moth whose larvae are crop pests
genus Pyrausta, Pyrausta - moths whose larvae are corn borers
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