wheat sawfly

noun

Definition of wheat sawfly

2 : any of several small American sawflies of the genus Dolerus (as D. collaris and D. arvensis) whose larvae injure the stems or heads of wheat
3 : a sawfly (Pachynematus extensicornis) whose larvae feed on the blades of wheat and other grasses

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“Wheat sawfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheat%20sawfly. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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