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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Insect whose female has a saw-like ovipositor for inserting eggs into the leaf or stem tissue of a host plant.

Usage examples (34)
  • I call a sawfly, 'I said very patiently,' is a red animal, like a daddy-longlegs, but not so big, perhaps an inch long, perhaps less.
  • While the sawfly has been a problem in this area for a number of years, last year was the perfect storm for the insect, "she said.
  • These would confer resistance to sawfly and stem borer.
  • Working toward a theory on galling sawfly population dynamics. for more
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