Definition of Corn borer

1. Noun. Larva of the European corn borer moth; a serious pest of maize.

Exact synonyms: Pyrausta Nubilalis
Group relationships: Family Pyralidae, Family Pyralididae, Pyralidae, Pyralididae
Generic synonyms: Caterpillar



2. Noun. Native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corn Borer

cormophytes
cormorant
cormorants
cormose
cormous
cormous plant
corms
cormus
cormuses
corn
corn-cob
corn-cobs
corn-factor
corn-fed
corn beef
corn borer (current term)
corn borer moth
corn bunting
corn buntings
corn cake
corn campion
corn chamomile
corn chip
corn chowder
corn cockle
corn crib
corn cribs
corn dab
corn dance
corn dodger

Literary usage of Corn borer

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1. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1921)
"bear a certificate showing that the contents have been inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture and found to be free from corn borer ..."

2. Computers and Information Technologies in Agricultural Production and edited by Karl Schneider (1998)
"... and European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner). Predictions from this model were used to calculate economic injury levels for corn attacked at ..."

3. Molecular Markers in Plant Genome Analysis: Sponsored CRIS/ICAR Projects and by Andrew Kalinski (1995)
"... OB: Determine the chromosomal locations of genes affecting host-plant resistance to European corn borer in inbred and hybrid progenies of maize. ..."

4. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard by Ezra Dwight Sanderson (1921)
"The European corn borer * Concerning this insect, a recent importation from Europe, we can do no better than to quote from Mr. Caffrey who, ..."

5. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard by Ezra Dwight Sanderson (1921)
"The European corn borer * Concerning this insect, a recent importation from Europe, we can do no better than to quote from Mr. Caffrey who, ..."

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