shot-hole borer


: a small bark beetle (Scolytus rugulosus) that attacks orchard fruit trees and kills the bark of small branches and twigs
broadly : any of several other beetles of the family Scolytidae attacking trees or shrubs (such as the beetle Xyleborus fornicatus that attacks the tea plant)

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“Shot-hole borer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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