Definition of pinhole borer in English:

pinhole borer

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  • The larva of an ambrosia beetle, which makes minute round holes in timber.
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    • Pinhole borers infect only green timber and standing trees, and die out as the wood dries.
    • Among the most common of these associated with dead/dying pines in Alabama are southern pine sawyer, ambrosia beetles, and pinhole borers.

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