peach tree borer

noun

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)

Examples of peach tree borer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web July 10-15: Spray peach and prune trees for peach tree borer and peach twig borer, as necessary. oregonlive, 1 July 2021 Several types of borers, like peach tree borers, can infect plum trees. oregonlive, 20 Dec. 2019 Purple-leafed plums only live five to six years before peach tree borers and bacterial stem canker invade and kill them. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 25 May 2018 Purple-leafed plums only live five to six years before peach tree borers and bacterial stem canker invade and kill them. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of peach tree borer

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Peach tree borer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peach%20tree%20borer. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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