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lesser peach tree borer

noun
1.
the larva of a clearwing moth, Synanthedon pictipes, distributed throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada but most prevalent in the South, that burrows into the injured trunks and branches of stone fruit trees.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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