clover seed chalcid

noun

: 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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“Clover seed chalcid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clover%20seed%20chalcid. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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