Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ostrinia nubilalis

Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner, 1796)

european corn-borer

polyphagous

Ostrinia nubilalis on Zea mays

Zea mays, Hongarije, Mosonmagyaróvár, 25.vi.2014 © László Érsek

Ostrinia nubilalis on Zea mays

exttuded frass

Ostrinia nubilalis on Zea mays

larva

Ostrinia nubilalis on Zea mays

larva in opened gallery

Ostrinia nubilalis on Zea mays

19.viii.2018, larva

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 vulgaris; Humulus lupulus; Malva; Rumex; Zea mays.

synonyms

Pyrausta nubilalis.

notes

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

references

Beirne (1954a), Capinera (2014a), Fiumi (2018a), Hering (1957a), Koren, Vukotić & Črne (2015a), Kravchenko, Poltavsky, Segerer, ao (2020a), Robbins (1991a), Roskam (2009a), Szőcs (1977a), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a), Žikić, Ritt, Colacci, ao (2019a).

Last modified 30.iii.2022