wharf borer

noun

: a small wood boring beetle (Nacerda melanura) of the family Oedemeridae that is destructive to piling and wood under wharves, buildings near the water, and sometimes telegraph poles

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“Wharf borer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wharf%20borer. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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