vine borer


: any of several beetles whose larvae bore in the wood or pith of the grapevine: such as
: a small beetle (Xylobiops basilaris) whose larva bores in the stems
: a small reddish brown weevil (Ampeloglypter sesostris) that produces galls on the branches see wound gall
: a clearwing moth (Memythrus polistiformis) whose larva bores often destructively in the roots of the grapevine

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“Vine borer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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