Diatraea

noun
Di·​a·​traea | \ ˌdīə‧ˈtrēə \

Definition of Diatraea

: a genus of moderate-sized dull-colored moths (family Pyralidae or Crambidae) producing boring larvae that are serious pests in a number of crop plants especially in warm regions — see southern cornstalk borer

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History and Etymology for Diatraea

New Latin, irregular from Greek diateirein

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“Diatraea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Diatraea. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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