European Corn Borer Moth
Ostrinia nubilalis (Hbn.)
Pyralidae
Hodges 4949


Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
July 2008

Identification Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 397. The wings are mostly grayish-brown in males and deep yellow around the discal spot and beyond the post-median line of the forewing. There will be a yellow blotch on the hindwing. In females, the wings are yellow with grayish-brown lines. There will be a large notch in the the toothed post-median line near the inner margin. The caterpillar host plants are asters, beans, dahlias, potatoes, and corn.

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