- any moth of the family Cossidae, as Prionoxystus robiniae of the U.S. and southern Canada, whose larvae bore into the trunks and branches of oaks, locusts, and other trees.
Also called carpenter moth.
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- any of various large moths of the family Cossidae, the larvae of which bore beneath and cause damage to tree bark
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