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lesser peach tree borer

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noun
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.
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Origin of lesser peach tree borer

First recorded in 1920–25
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