Southwestern Corn Borer

southwestern corn borerSouthwestern corn borer

Scientific name: Diatraea grandiosella Dyar
(Lepidoptera: Crambidae)

Facts: The southwestern corn borer is an important pest of corn especially in the High Plains. This pest often borers into corn stalks causing yield loss or lodging (falling over) of the corn plants. The adult is a whitish moth.

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