lesser cornstalk borer

noun

Definition of lesser cornstalk borer

: a pyralid moth (Elasmopalpus lignosellus) having slender greenish larvae that burrow in the stalk especially of corn near ground level

First Known Use of lesser cornstalk borer

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Lesser cornstalk borer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lesser%20cornstalk%20borer. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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