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Preferred host plants of Ostrinia spp.

Species  Preferred host plantsPlant family
 O. latipennis          oligophagousPolygonum spp.(knot weeds)  Polygonaceae
 O. ovalipennis oligophagousPolygonum spp.(knot weeds)  Polygonaceae 
 O. palustralis oligophagousRumex spp. (docks)  Polygonaceae
 O. furnacalis
(Asian corn borer)
 polyphagousZea mays (maize)
Sorghum bicolor (sohgum)
Zingiber officinalis (ginger)
Rumex spp. (docks) 
GramineaeSolanaceae Gingiberaceae
Polygonaceae
 
 O. orientalis oligophagousXanthium spp. (cockleburs)
Senecio sp.
Rumex spp. (docks)  
Asteraceae
Polygonaceae
 
 O. nubilalis
(European corn borer)
polyphagous known as the pest of Zea mays (maize) , but actually extremely polyphagous Many families 
 O. scapulalis
(Adzuki bean borer)
polyphagous Vigna spp. (legumes)
Humulus lupulus (hop)
Xantium spp(cockleburs)
Rumex spp.(docks) 
Leguminosae,Asteraceae
MoraceaePolygonaceae 
 O. zealisoligophagous Arctium lappa (burdock)
Cirsium spp. (thistles)
Dahlia spp. (Dahlia)  
Asteraceae 
 O. zaguliaevimonophagaous Petacites japonicus (butterbur) Asteraceae 

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