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Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner, 1796) Species

Last modified: May 27, 2019, 10:55 a.m.

A not so common species throughout Belgium. In some countries, this species is a pest of maize (Zea mays).


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Pyraustinae > Tribus: Pyraustini > Genus: Ostrinia > Species: Ostrinia nubilalis
Vernacular names
Maisboorder (NL), European corn-borer (EN), Maiszünsler (DE)
Ostrinia silacealis (Hübner, 1796)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 19. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from the end of May till the end of September. Most abundant in the second half of June and the beginning of July. They are active at night and come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Artemisia vulgaris

The larva lives in the stem of Artemisia vulgaris. It hibernates in the stem. Pupation takes place in the larval burrow.

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