European corn borer

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European corn borer

n.
The larva of a moth (Ostrinia nubilalis) native to Europe and widespread in the United States and Canada that is a pest of corn and many other plants.

corn′ bor`er


n.
the larva of a pyralid moth, Pyrausta (Ostrinia) nubilalis (European corn borer), that bores into corn and other plants.
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The European corn borer, Ostrinia nubialis, and its microsporidian pathogen, Nosema pyrausta: a model of intermediate complexity.