filbert worm

noun

Definition of filbert worm

: the pink or whitish larva of a reddish-brown tortricid moth (Cydia latiferreana synonym Melissopus latiferreanus) that is a destructive borer in acorns, filberts, chestnuts, and various other nuts and fruits throughout the U.S.

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“Filbert worm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filbert%20worm. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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