twig girdler

noun

Definition of twig girdler

: a cerambycid beetle (Oncideres cingulata) that lays its eggs in twigs of various hardwood trees in the eastern U.S. and girdles the twigs so that they fall off

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“Twig girdler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twig%20girdler. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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