lesser peach tree borer
noun Date: circa 1924 a clearwing moth (Synanthedon pictipes) whose larva bores into the wood of stone-fruit trees and especially the peach

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lesser peach tree borer — noun : a borer that is the larva of a clearwing moth (Synanthedon pictipes) and that usually attacks the forks and crotches of peach trees and other stone fruit trees especially in the southern United States * * * the larva of a clearwing moth,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lesser peach tree borer — the larva of a clearwing moth, Synanthedon pictipes, distributed throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada but most prevalent in the South, that burrows into the injured trunks and branches of stone fruit trees. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • peach tree borer — noun : any of several moth larvae that are destructive to peach trees, boring in the wood usually near ground level; especially : a white brown headed grub that is the larva of a blue black orange marked clearwing moth (Sanninoidea exitiosa) and… …   Useful english dictionary

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