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Muka, A. A.
The stalk borer is a native American insect which was mentioned as a pest in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania prior to 1852 when it was first described as a species. The stalk borer belongs to the large group of noctuid or night flying moths, the larvae of which bore into the stems and roots of annual and perennial plants.
NYS IPM Type: Field Crops Fact Sheet; NYS IPM Type: Vegetables IPM Fact Sheet
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Field Crops; Field Corn; Wheat; Vegetables; Sweet Corn; Asparagus; Potatoes; Eggplant; Tomatoes