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Meaning of apple tree borer

ap'ple tree" bor"er

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