apple tree borer

noun

: a beetle having larvae that bore in apple trees:
b
: a large beetle (Saperda candida) brown striped with white above and dull white beneath that is especially destructive to apple and other fruit trees

called also roundheaded apple tree borer

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“Apple tree borer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apple%20tree%20borer. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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