Ostrinia nubialis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Pyraustinae
Tribe: Pyraustini
Genus: Ostrinia
Hübner, 1825[1][2]
  • Eupolemarcha Meyrick, 1937
  • Micractis Warren, 1892
  • Zeaphagus Agenjo, 1952

Ostrinia is a genus of moths in the Crambidae family. Several of them, including the European Corn Borer, are agricultural pests.


Disputed species

Agricultural Problems

The Asian corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis, is one of the biggest pests of maize in Asia, causing 10%-30% of yield losses in the field, and in some cases up to 80% yield loss.[7] These pests carry fungal pathogens (such as Bipolaris maydis and Curvularia lunata) which cause diseases such as Maydis leaf blight and curvularia leaf spot in the crop.


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