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Noun: corn borer  korn bo-ru(r)
  1. Larva of the European corn borer moth; a serious pest of maize
    - Pyrausta nubilalis
  2. Native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants
    - European corn borer moth, corn borer moth, Pyrausta nubilalis

Derived forms: corn borers

Type of: caterpillar, pyralid, pyralid moth

Part of: family Pyralidae, family Pyralididae, genus Pyrausta, Pyralidae, Pyralididae, Pyrausta

Encyclopedia: Corn borer