roundheaded borer

noun

Definition of roundheaded borer

: a larval beetle (family Cerambycidae) with a small head with large strong mandibles, a large prothorax, and the legs vestigial or absent that develops and feeds in woody plant tissues — compare bardee, huhu

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“Roundheaded borer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roundheaded%20borer. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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