Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ostrinia nubilalis

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 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 21.vii.2021