Definition of Genus Pyrausta
1. Noun. Moths whose larvae are corn borers.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Pyralidae, Family Pyralididae, Pyralidae, Pyralididae
Member holonyms: Corn Borer, Corn Borer Moth, European Corn Borer Moth, Pyrausta Nubilalis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pyrausta
Literary usage of Genus Pyrausta
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America by William Jacob Holland (1903)
"Genus PYRAUSTA Schrank This is a very large genus, which is well represented in both hemispheres. There are about sixty species known to occur within our ..."
2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1921)
"... should have told the authors that this is a generic character which excludes their supposed new species from the genus Pyrausta. ..."
3. Economic Entomology for the Farmer and the Fruit Grower, and for Use as a by John Bernhard Smith (1906)
"... upon low herbage generally, rarely in numbers sufficient to cause perceptible injury, and most of the species are classified under the genus Pyrausta. ..."