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raspberry-borer

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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The larva of a sesiid moth, Bembecia rubi, which channels the lower part of the cane to the root.
  • noun The red-necked Agrilus, a buprestid beetle, Agrilus ruficollis, whose larvæ, boring in the canes, form the so-called ‘gouty galls.’
  • noun The larva of one of the clear-winged sphinxes or hornet-moths, Bembecia maculata, common in the United States.

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