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)

First Known Use of peach tree borer

1850


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