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peach tree borer

noun
1.
the larva of any of several clearwing moths, as Sanninoidea exitiosa, that bore into the wood of the peach and other drupaceous trees.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism
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  • Chlorpyrifos is used on dormant fruit trees for peach tree borer and overwinter scale.

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