twig borer

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noun

any of several beetles, beetle larvae, or moth larvae that bore into the twigs of plants.

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  • My trees are troubled with canker-worm, flathead borers, twig-borer, and leaf roller.

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  • Am troubled some with canker-worm, twig-borer, and codling-moth.

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  • My trees are troubled with roundhead borer, twig-borer, and grasshoppers.

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  • My trees are troubled with flathead borer and twig-borer, and my apples with codling-moth.

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  • My apple trees are troubled with canker-worm, twig-borer, and leaf-crumpler.

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