pine shoot moth

noun

: a small, orange, tortricid moth (Rhyacionia buoliana) native to Europe and introduced into North America and having a larva that damages pines by boring into and feeding on the young buds and shoots

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First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Pine shoot moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pine%20shoot%20moth. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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