One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An ambrosia beetle (family Platypodidae), specifically the larva, which makes minute round holes in timber.
- ‘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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