Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner, 1796)

european corn-borer

polyphagous

gall

the larva lives as a borer. Frass is partly extruded. Inside a Lepidoptera larva. Hibernation, and subsequent pupation in the gall in a cocoon.
According to Buhr no galling is caused; the reference in Roskam needs confirmation.

hostplants

extremely polyphagous, both on monocots and dicots

Artemisia; Humulus lupulus; Zea mays.

synonyms

Pyrausta nubilalis.

notes

the “European corn borer” is worldwide an important pest on cereals, especially maize.

references

Beirne (1954a), Capinera (2014a), Hering (1957a), Robbins (1991a), Roskam (2009a), Szőcs (1977a).

mod 28.viii.2018