European Corn Borer in North America

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    THE European born borer (Pyrausta nubilalis) was first found in the United States in 1917, among sweet corn near Boston, Mass., where it was infesting an area of at least 100 square miles. It was later found that the insect was also present at the same time near St. Thomas, Ontario. The actual date or year of entry of this dangerous pest into North America is uncertain, but circumstantial evidence points to its occurrence among broom-corn imported from Hungary or Italy between 1909 and 1914.

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    European Corn Borer in North America. Nature 163, 739 (1949) doi:10.1038/163739a0

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