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


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