vine borer

noun

Definition of vine borer

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

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“Vine borer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vine%20borer. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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