flatheaded borer

noun

variants or flathead borer
: any of numerous beetle larvae of the family Buprestidae that bore beneath the bark or in the sapwood of trees

Word History

Etymology

so called from its much enlarged and flattened thorax

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“Flatheaded borer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatheaded%20borer. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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