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Diatraea lineolata (Walker, 1856) - (corn stalk borer)
This stem borer is found in Central America where it is an important pest of corn. It may also attack sorghum. The larvae and moths are very similar to the sugarcane stalk borer, Diatraea saccharalis, which is also found in Central America. Male moths can be easily distinguished by the genitalia structures, see illustration at right. Specifically, D. lineolata, lacks lobes on the tegumen and the valvae and juxta show also clear differences.