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Wheat Sawfly

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Pachynematus extensicornis, whose larvae feed chiefly on the blades of wheat; - called also grass sawfly.


Any of several small American sawflies of the genus Dolerus, as D. sericeus and D. arvensis, whose larvae injure the stems or heads of wheat.


A small European sawfly (Cephus pygmaeus) whose larva does great injury to wheat by boring in the stalks.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Wheat Sawfly'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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