Twig borer

Related to Twig borer: Twig girdler
(Zool.) any one of several species of small beetles which bore into twigs of shrubs and trees, as the apple-tree twig borer (Amphicerus bicaudatus).

See also: Twig

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Black twig borer Xylosandrus compactus (Eichhoff) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS University of Florida, EENY 311, 5 p.
Only a few years ago the country saw the arrival of the coffee twig borer which, according to the Uganda Coffee Development Authority, caused a reduction of 3.7% in the country's total coffee exports and a loss of $18.lm in 2011.
Funds for research and control of Black Twig Borer and Green Coffee Scale, as well as the studies which identified a nematode as the cause of replant problems in older coffee farms in Kona, were obtained through the HCGA efforts at promoting the importance of such research.
The East African nation's coffee exports in January retreated 18% after rains interrupted harvesting and drying, and crops were damaged by mealy bugs and twig borers, the authority said.