Short pest overview:
Ostrinia nubilalis is a moth of the family Crambidae which includes other grass moths. It is a pest of grain, particularly corn (maize or Zea mays). European corn borer caterpillars damage corn by chewing tunnels through many parts of the plant. This decreases agricultural yield.
The European corn borer is native to Europe and was introduced to North America in the early 20th century.
The average adult lifespan is 5-20 days and adults can mate more than once. The maximum number of eggs produced per female is 1250 (average 500-600 eggs/female). Depending on climatic conditions, development time for eggs vary from 3-9 days and pupa 10-25 days.