lesser cornstalk borer

noun
  1. the larva of a widely distributed pyralid moth, Elasmopalpus lignosellus, that damages corn and some other crops by boring into the part of the stalk close to the soil.

Origin of lesser cornstalk borer

First recorded in 1920–25
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