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lesser cornstalk borer


noun

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.

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Nearby words

lesser, lesser antilles, lesser ape, lesser bear, lesser celandine, lesser cornstalk borer, lesser curvature of stomach, lesser dionysia, lesser dog, lesser ionic, lesser occipital nerve

Origin of lesser cornstalk borer

First recorded in 1920–25
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