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borer,

name applied to various animals that are injurious because of their ability to penetrate plant or animal tissues. Among insects, some borers are beetles, e.g., the flatheaded apple-tree borer, a serious pest of many shade and fruit trees; the roundheaded apple-tree borer; and the bronze birch, locust, elm, shot-hole, and poplar borers. Other boring insects are moths that are harmful in the larval stage, e.g., the peach, currant, squash, lilac, and southern cornstalk borers and the European corn borercorn borer
or European corn borer,
common name for the larva of a moth of the family Pyralidae, introduced from S Europe into the Boston area in 1917. The corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis,
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. Marine borers include the boring sponges, certain marine worms, and some bivalve mollusks, e.g., the rock borer, the shipwormshipworm
or teredo
, marine bivalve mollusk of the family Teredinidae, specialized for boring in wood. A shipworm is not a worm, but a greatly elongated clam. Its two shells, enclosing only the front end of the body, function as a tool, rather than a protective
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, and the piddock, which are thought to secrete acids that dissolve rock and other substances. The hagfishhagfish,
primitive, jawless marine fish of the family Myxinidae, of worldwide distribution in cold and temperate waters. Its rudimentary skeleton, of cartilage rather than bone, has a braincase, but no jaw. The circular sucking mouth has rows of horny teeth.
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, or borer, is a marine pest that burrows into the bodies of other fish.

borer

[′bȯr·ər]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any insect or other invertebrate that burrows into wood, rock, or other substances.
(mechanical engineering)
An apparatus used to bore openings into the earth up to about 8 feet (2.4 meters) in diameter.
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The researchers attribute the collateral benefits enjoyed by non-Bt farmers to areawide suppression of corn borers stemming from long-term plantings of Bt-protected crops.
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For a conventional Cowpea to make a good yield without the attacks from pest, pesticide would be sprayed on the crop at least 8 times before harvest, while the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea needs about 3 sprays before harvest.
The emerald ash borer has been on Saskatchewans radar for at least a decade, as part of our provincial insect and disease strategy, Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said.
Now, as Bensenville moves to replenish its canopy, officials say the village is working smarter to ensure a wider variety of parkway plantings that wont fall prey to a single plague like Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970s or, more recently, the ash borer.
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Recently, a serious attack of Walnut borer broke out in district Dir that affected the trees of all ages.
The total per cent pod damage due to pod borer complex was also correlated with the biochemical constituents in each genotype in order to identify their influence on relative resistance or susceptibility of the genotypes against pod borers.
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This is a corn borer and on very rare occasions this can happen when dealing with fresh, natural produce," he said.