noun, plural saw·flies.
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Apparently the ichneumon fly (Ophion obscurum), and not the true sawfly, is meant.A Thin Ghost and Others|M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
It would be difficult to find any obvious connexion between music and the Giant Sawfly.The Romance of Plant Life|G. F. Scott Elliot
Enemies: The larch is subject to the attacks of a sawfly, which has killed many trees of the American species.Studies of Trees|Jacob Joshua Levison
With this instrument the female sawfly cuts a slit in the stem or leaf of a plant, into which she introduces her egg.On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects|Sir John Lubbock
These sawfly larvae need looking after and can be killed by spraying.