pine shoot moth

noun

Definition of pine shoot moth 

: 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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1914, in the meaning defined above

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