European spruce sawfly

noun

Definition of European spruce sawfly

: a sawfly (Diprion hercyniae) native to Europe but introduced into Canada and the northern U.S. the larva of which seriously defoliates spruce

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“European spruce sawfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/European%20spruce%20sawfly. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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