Corn: Potato Stem Borer (Hydraecia micacea)


Pub 812: Field Crop Protection Guide > Chapter 1: Corn > Potato Stem Borer

Field Crop Protection Guide 2011-2012, Order 2011-2012 publication

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Integrated Pest Management Options
  3. Related Links...


Description

Larvae are light purple to pink, aproximately 4 cm (1 1/2 in.) in length when mature. Adults are brown moths that are active during August and September.

Image 1. Potato stem borer larva emerging from base of corn stalk. Damage is usually concentrated in border rows.
Image 1. Potato stem borer larva emerging from base of corn stalk. Damage is usually concentrated in border rows.


Integrated Pest Management Options

No insecticides are recommended or registered.


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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 2 May 2011
Last Reviewed: 6 May 2011