stalk borer

noun

Definition of stalk borer

: an insect larva that bores in the stems of plants especially : the larva of a noctuid moth (Papaipema nebris) that infests the raspberry, strawberry, tomato, aster, and other plants

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“Stalk borer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stalk%20borer. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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