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raspberry-borer

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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