lesser peach tree borer


: a clearwing moth (Synanthedon pictipes) whose larva bores into the wood of stone-fruit trees and especially the peach

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lesser peach tree borer was circa 1924

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“Lesser peach tree borer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lesser%20peach%20tree%20borer. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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