Papaipema nebris

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Papaipema nebris

Stalk Borer
Binomial: Papaipema nebris
Order: Lepidoptera
Metamorphosis: Complete
Damaging stages: Larval
Generations per year: 1-2

The Common Stalk Borer, Papaipema nebris, is a pest of a very wide range of host plants.

Description[edit]

Caterpillars are brown with a white dorsal stripe, primarily living inside the stalks or twigs of host plants, but migrating between hosts as they grow. Adults are gray moths.

Symptoms and Signs[edit]

Tunnelling of stalks and twigs.

Ecology[edit]

Overwintering as pupae in weedy areas. More problematic in no-till systems, since plowing under provides good control.

Host plants[edit]

Control[edit]

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