European corn borer

European corn borer

Ostrinia nubilalis


CORN, pepper

Description: The European corn borer species of lepidopteran with a 20-35 mm wingspan that attacks a great variety of cereals, preferably corn, as well as other crops, such as a pepper.


Number of annual generations: normally,1-6 generations per year, depending on the geographical area.


Damage: Larvae pierce stems and cobs to feed, thus affecting the development and production of the plant: