twig borer

any of several beetles, beetle larvae, or moth larvae that bore into the twigs of plants. Unabridged
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As conditions allowed, treatments for aphids and peach twig borer were applied to dried plum and peach orchards.
Among such organisms are the shot-hold borer, the branch and twig borer, and the cane maggot.
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