vine borer

noun

Definition of vine borer

  1. 1 :  any of several beetles whose larvae bore in the wood or pith of the grapevine: such as a :  a small beetle (Xylobiops basilaris) whose larva bores in the stems b :  a small reddish brown weevil (Ampeloglypter sesostris) that produces galls on the branches — see wound gall

  2. 2 :  a clearwing moth (Memythrus polistiformis) whose larva bores often destructively in the roots of the grapevine

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