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80a0409 – 5896   Elasmopalpus lignosella (Zeller, 1848)
             Lesser Cornstalk Borer

Gretchen Grammer
Genitalia: See Heinrich (1956).
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Pempelia lignosella Zeller, 1848
Elasmopalpus angustellus Blanchard, 1852
Elasmopalpus anthracellus Ragonot, 1888
Dasypyga carbonella Hulst, 1888
Pempelia incautella Zeller, 1872
Pempelia major Zeller, 1874
Elasmopalpus puer Dyar, 1919
Pempelia? tartarella Zeller, 1872
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Factsheet at Florida Featured Creatures.
  • Heinrich, C., 1956. American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae. Bulletin United States National Museum, 207: 173.
  • Neunzig, H. H., 2003. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5, p. 232; pl. 9.9-10. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 26.2m; p. 193. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Zeller, P.C., 1848. Exotische Phyciden. Isis von Oken, 1848: 883.
Elasmopalpus lignosella
C. Van Den Broeke - m.
Elasmopalpus lignosella
Machele White
Elasmopalpus lignosella
Sean McCann [T]
Elasmopalpus lignosella
Mark Dreiling - DNA
Elasmopalpus lignosella
Ken Childs
Elasmopalpus lignosella
Mark Dreiling - DNA
Elasmopalpus lignosella
Tim Reichard
Elasmopalpus lignosella
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Elasmopalpus lignosella
Jim Vargo
Elasmopalpus lignosella
18mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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