pear borer

noun

Definition of pear borer

  1. 1 :  the larva of a small clearwing moth (Thamnosphecia pyri) that is similar to the peach-tree borer but smaller and that bores beneath the bark of the pear

  2. 2 :  the larva of a beetle (Chrysobothris femorata) of the family Buprestidae that attacks apple, pear, oak, and maple trees

  3. 3 :  the larva of a related European beetle (Agrilus sinuatus) that bores under the bark making zigzag galleries

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