wood + wasp
Wikipedia woodwasp (plural woodwasps)
- Any of various unrelated insects of the suborder Symphyta (the sawflies — not true wasps) whose larvae are found in wood.
- 2007 April 23, The Associated Press, “Albany: Pine-Killing Wasp Monitored”, New York Times:
- The Sirex woodwasp kills pines and sometimes other conifers by introducing a toxic mucus and fungus when the female lays her eggs through the bark and into the sapwood.
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