clover seed chalcid

noun

Definition of clover seed chalcid 

: a tiny dark chalcid fly (Bruchophagus platyptera) the larva of which feeds on the developing seeds of clovers and alfalfa and is in certain areas a major factor restricting production of clover seed

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