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Ostrinia furnacalis

Synonyms: Botys damoalis

Wikipedia Abstract

Ostrinia furnacalis is a species of moth in the family Crambidae, the grass moths. It is known by the common name Asian corn borer. Its distribution extends from China to Australia. It is well known as an agricultural pest on several crops, especially corn. It is one of the worst corn pests in Japan and China. It has invaded corn crops in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. It can be found in Java, Sulawesi, the Philippines, Borneo, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Micronesia. It is likely the worst pest insect on corn in the western Pacific region of Asia, and one of the worst pests overall, second only to maize downy mildew. This moth is a close relative of the European corn borer (O. nubilalis).
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Prey / Diet

Artemisia campestris (field sagewort)[1]
Brachiaria mutica (perennial buffalo grass)[1]
Capsicum annuum (cayenne pepper)[1]
Humulus lupulus (common hops)[1]
Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane)[1]
Saccharum robustum (robust cane)[1]
Saccharum spontaneum (loa)[1]
Sorghum halepense (aleppo milletgrass)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[1]



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1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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