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ap'ple tree" bor"er




1. Also called flatheaded apple tree borer. the larva of a metallic wood-boring beetle, Chrysobothris femorata, that bores into the wood of apple and other fruit trees.
2. Also called roundheaded apple tree borer. the larva of a long-horned beetle, Saperda candida, that bores into the wood of apple and other fruit trees.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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