Elasmopalpus lignosellus

800486.00 — 5896 — Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Zeller, 1848) — Lesser Cornstalk Borer
Images copyright: Marcia Morris (VA)

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Poaceae, more

Sex Differences

Wing maculation sexually dimorphic.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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 BugGuide
  • Zeller, P.C., 1848. Exotische Phyciden. Isis von Oken, 1848: 883.