cornborer
corn borer n.
1. The larva of a European moth (Pyrausta nubilalis), now common in many areas of eastern North America, that feeds on and destroys corn and other plants, including potatoes and beans. Also called European corn borer.
2. Any of various insect larvae similar to the corn borer that infest corn.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • cornborer — cornˈborer noun A European moth (Ostrinia nubilalis) whose larvae have become a pest of maize in America • • • Main Entry: ↑corn …   Useful english dictionary

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