peach tree borer

noun
|Updated on: 1 Jun 2018

Definition of peach tree borer

: a blue-black clearwing moth (Synanthedon exitiosa synonym Sanninoidea exitiosa) with the female having an orange band on the abdomen and whose white brown-headed larva bores in the wood of stone fruit trees (such as the peach)

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