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Definition of palm borers
palm borersPalm Palm, n. [AS. palm, L. palma; -- so named fr. the leaf
resembling a hand. See lst Palm, and cf. Pam.]
1. (Bot.) Any endogenous tree of the order Palm[ae] or
Palmace[ae]; a palm tree.
Note: Palms are perennial woody plants, often of majestic
size. The trunk is usually erect and rarely branched,
and has a roughened exterior composed of the persistent
bases of the leaf stalks. The leaves are borne in a
terminal crown, and are supported on stout, sheathing,
often prickly, petioles. They are usually of great
size, and are either pinnately or palmately many-cleft.
There are about one thousand species known, nearly all
of them growing in tropical or semitropical regions.
The wood, petioles, leaves, sap, and fruit of many
species are invaluable in the arts and in domestic
economy. Among the best known are the date palm, the
cocoa palm, the fan palm, the oil palm, the wax palm,
the palmyra, and the various kinds called cabbage palm
2. A branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a
symbol of victory or rejoicing.
A great multitude . . . stood before the throne, and
before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palme
in their hands. --Rev. vii. 9.
3. Hence: Any symbol or token of superiority, success, or
triumph; also, victory; triumph; supremacy. ``The palm of
So get the start of the majestic world And bear the
palm alone. --Shak.
Molucca palm (Bot.), a labiate herb from Asia (Molucella
l[ae]vis), having a curious cup-shaped calyx.
Palm cabbage, the terminal bud of a cabbage palm, used as
Palm cat (Zo["o]l.), the common paradoxure.
Palm crab (Zo["o]l.), the purse crab.
Palm oil, a vegetable oil, obtained from the fruit of
several species of palms, as the African oil palm
(El[ae]is Guineensis), and used in the manufacture of
soap and candles. See El[ae]is.
Palm swift (Zo["o]l.), a small swift (Cypselus
Batassiensis) which frequents the palmyra and cocoanut
palms in India. Its peculiar nest is attached to the leaf
of the palmyra palm.
Palm toddy. Same as Palm wine.
Palm weevil (Zo["o]l.), any one of mumerous species of very
large weevils of the genus Rhynchophorus. The larv[ae]
bore into palm trees, and are called palm borers, and
grugru worms. They are considered excellent food.
Palm wine, the sap of several species of palms, especially,
in India, of the wild date palm (Ph[oe]nix sylvestrix),
the palmyra, and the Caryota urens. When fermented it
yields by distillation arrack, and by evaporation jaggery.
Called also palm toddy.
Palm worm, or Palmworm. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The larva of a palm weevil.
(b) A centipede.
Meaning of palm borers from wikipedia
is a genus
to the New World. Currently, there
are 17 recognized species
of Sabal, including
spp.). They are also hosts
to the palm weevil borer Diocalandra
frumenti. The fruit
of P. dactylifera, the date of commerce...
- corn rootworm) Euwallacea fornicatus
(Polyphagous and Kuroshio
shot hole borers
) Epitrix tuberis
(tuber flea beetle) Lilioceris lilii
(scarlet lily beetle)...
- also known
as the giant palm borer
, is the largest species
in the beetle family
Bostrichidae, and sometimes
a pest of palm
- moth Corn earworm
Corn stalk borer
fly Cu****ber moth Currant clearwing
Date palm fruit stalk borer Diamond
back moth Douglas-fir...
is available. The life history
of these borers
to that of the roundheaded borers
, but some exceedingly
long life cycles
- Pupa Damage
on palm trees
by Paysandisia archon larvae Paysandisia archon
West France Research
Gate: First report
of the palm borer
- trees. A few species
pests. The larvae, called roundheaded borers
, bore into wood, where
they can cause extensive damage
- (cactus moth) Cerataphis lataniae
aphid) Cerataphis lataniae
aphid) Cnestus mutilatus
(Camphor shot borer
) Xylosandrus mutilatus
- Paratrechina longicornis
ant) Paysandisia archon
(castniid palm borer
) Pheidole megacephala
(big-headed ant) Phoracantha
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