stem borer

  Insect larva that tunnels into stems and trunks, e.g. the native beetle Dihammus marianarum (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) that infests Cycas micronesica in Guam.

Expanded glossary of Cycad terms . 2014.

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  • stem borer — noun Etymology: stem (I) : an insect larva that bores in plant stems; especially : a cerambycid larva of the genus Oberea * * * stem borer, an insect whose larva bores in the stems of plants …   Useful english dictionary

  • borer —   See stem borer …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • zamia borer —   Insect that bores into hypogeous Zamia stems.   See also stem borer …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • Squash vine borer — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Stalk borer — Stalk Stalk (st[add]k), n. [OE. stalke, fr. AS. st[ae]l, stel, a stalk. See {Stale} a handle, {Stall}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp. (b) The petiole, pedicel, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corn borer — noun 1. larva of the European corn borer moth; a serious pest of maize • Syn: ↑Pyrausta nubilalis • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar • Member Holonyms: ↑Pyralidae, ↑family Pyralidae, ↑Pyralididae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vine borer — Vine Vine, n. [F. vigne, L. vinea a vineyard, vine from vineus of or belonging to wine, vinum wine, grapes. See {Wine}, and cf. {Vignette}.] (Bot.) (a) Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes. (b) Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corn borer moth — noun native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants • Syn: ↑corn borer, ↑European corn borer moth, ↑Pyrausta nubilalis • Hypernyms: ↑pyralid, ↑pyralid moth • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • European corn borer moth — noun native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants • Syn: ↑corn borer, ↑corn borer moth, ↑Pyrausta nubilalis • Hypernyms: ↑pyralid, ↑pyralid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • corn borer — any of several pyralid moths, as Pyrausta (ostrinia) nubilalis (European corn borer), the larvae of which bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

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