Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Papaipema nebris - Stalk Borer - Hodges#9496

Stalk Borer - Papaipema nebris Papaipema nebris Caterpillar for ID - Papaipema nebris Papaipema nebris 9496 Stalk Borer - Papaipema nebris Stalk Borer - Papaipema nebris Stalk Borer - Hodges #9496 - Papaipema nebris Papaipema nebris, hole in stem - Papaipema nebris
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Apameini
Genus Papaipema (Borer Moths)
Species nebris (Stalk Borer - Hodges#9496)
Hodges Number
9496
Size
Egg, 0.4-0.6mm. Larva, up to 31.8mm. Pupa, 16-22mm. Adult, 25-40mm wingspan. (NCSU Website)
Identification
Dark brown body and wings with white antennae. 5-6 small white spots along costa near apex. (1)
Range
Eastern United States except Florida, and rare in Canada. (1)
East of the Rocky Mountains, southern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. (NCSU Website)
Food
Common pest of corn, but will eat a wide variety of large-stemmed plants. (NCSU Website)
Print References
Covell, pp. 126-127, plate 26 #7. (1)

Decker, George C. 1931. The biology of the stalk borer Papaipema nebris, Research Bulletin #142, Agricultural Research Station, Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Ames, Iowa.
Internet References
Stalk Borer, North Carolina State University
The Common Stalk Borer in Corn, University of Kentucky Entomology
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.