noun, plural saw·flies.
Origin of sawfly
Examples from the Web for sawfly
Historical Examples of sawfly
The Slug-worm is so called from the similarity of the larva of this sawfly to a small black slug.The Book of Pears and Plums
These sawfly larvae need looking after and can be killed by spraying.
Sawfly larvae can at once be recognized by the curious positions they assume, and by the number of pro-legs, which exceeds ten.
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