sugarcane borer


sugarcane borer
the larva of the pyralid moth, Diatraea saccharalis, a serious pest of sugarcane, corn, rice, and sorghums.
[1890-95, Amer.]

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  • Pyralidae — Taxobox name = Pyralidae image width = 250px image caption = Sceliodes cordalis regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera unranked familia = Obtectomera superfamilia = Pyraloidea familia = Pyralidae familia… …   Wikipedia

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