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63.028 (BF1375)

European Corn-borer   

Ostrinia nubilalis
Adult: 1


A sexually dimorphic species with males being darker and smaller than females. Both sexes brown with yellowish markings.

Recording method

Attracted to light.

Flight period


Larval foodplants

In the Uk Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) but abroad a common pest of Maize.


Mostly coastal in the UK, but can turn up anywhere.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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