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twig borer

noun

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


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My apple trees are troubled with bud moth, twig-borer, and leaf-crumpler, and my apples with curculio.

My trees are bothered with canker-worm, root aphis, flathead borer, and twig-borer; the codling-moth troubles my apples.

My trees are troubled with bud moth, flathead borer, and twig-borer; some seasons I also have leaf-roller and leaf-crumpler.

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

The locust has also been attacked by the twig borer, bag worm and the leaf miner.

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