woodwasp

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wood +‎ wasp

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woodwasp ‎(plural woodwasps)

  1. 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”[1], 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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