lesser cornstalk borer

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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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