pecan carpenter worm


Definition of pecan carpenter worm

: a worm that is the larva of a cossid moth (Cossula magnifica) and that bores in the twigs, branches, and trunk of pecan, oak, and hickory

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“Pecan carpenter worm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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