Sawfly

Definition of Sawfly

Saw´fly`
n.1.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of hymenopterous insects belonging to the family Tenthredinidæ. The female usually has an ovipositor containing a pair of sawlike organs with which she makes incisions in the leaves or stems of plants in which to lay the eggs. The larvæ resemble those of Lepidoptera.

Related Words

birch leaf miner, family Tenthredinidae, Fenusa pusilla, hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect, Tenthredinidae
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Saw pit
Saw sharpener
Saw whetter
Saw-billed widgeon
Saw-set
Saw-toothed
Saw-whet
Saw-wort
Saw-wrest
Sawarra nut
Sawbelly
Sawbill
Sawbones
Sawbuck
Sawceflem
Sawder
Sawdust
Sawer
Sawfish
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Sawhorse
Sawmill
Sawneb
Sawtooth
Sawtry
Sawyer
Sax
Sax-tuba
Saxatile
Saxhorn
Saxicava
Saxicavid
Saxicavous
Saxicoline
Saxicolous
Saxifraga
Saxifragaceous
Saxifragant
Saxifrage
Saxifragous
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