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 He’s also had to remove about a dozen stone fruit trees this year because of damage from a beetle known as the peach tree borer. Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2022 First week: If necessary, second spray for peach tree borer and/or peach twig borer. oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022

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First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peach tree borer was in 1850

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“Peach tree borer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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