wheat sawfly

noun

Definition of wheat sawfly

  1. 1 :  wheat stem sawfly

  2. 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. 3 :  a sawfly (Pachynematus extensicornis) whose larvae feed on the blades of wheat and other grasses

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