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G80-521 Common Stalk Borer In Corn (Revised April 2000), Robert J. Wright, Thomas E. Hunt, Keith J. Jarvi Jan 1980

G80-521 Common Stalk Borer In Corn (Revised April 2000), Robert J. Wright, Thomas E. Hunt, Keith J. Jarvi

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The life history and appearance of common stalk borers is described, along with information on damage they can cause, economic injury levels and ways to control them in corn.

In the past, the common stalk borer, Papaipema nebris, has not been a major pest of corn in Nebraska. Stalk borer damage in corn commonly is confined to occasional plants in the first few rows near field margins, fence rows, grass terraces and waterways. In addition to attacking corn, this insect attacks over one hundred other species of plants, including ornamentals, broadleaf weeds and grasses. It may feed on soybeans as ...


G80-486 Crickets (Revised June 1987), David L. Keith, Shripat T. Kamble Jan 1980

G80-486 Crickets (Revised June 1987), David L. Keith, Shripat T. Kamble

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Crickets: identification, damage, and control.

Crickets belong to the order Orthoptera, most members of which have enlarged hind legs, adapted for jumping. In addition, members of this group possess opaque, leather-like forewings that cover a pair of clear, membranous hindwings. Most crickets are nocturnal, whereas their grasshopper cousins are active only during the daytime. Members of the cricket family usually have very long antennae and their wings have the front margin folded sharply over the side of the body, giving them a "boxlike" appearance. Female crickets are characterized by having long, spear-shaped ovipositers, used for egg-laying.

Crickets are sometimes confused ...