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sawfly

member of the insect family Pergidae. Includes Arge pullata (Denmark), Lophyrotoma interrupta (Australia), Perreyea lepida (South America). The larvae of these leaf-eating insects collect in piles under the trees they parasitize; cattle eat them avidly and develop acute hepatitis due to the ingestion of lophyrotomin in the larvae.
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The wet summer and warm autumn has confused a number of species, with common darter dragonflies being spotted later in the year than normal and two southern insects - the saw fly and gristled skipper butterfly - seen in the Midlands for the first time.
On Tuesday, he saw fly anglers catch between 15 and 20 fish, the longest about 17 inches, in about 90 minutes.
He top-scored with 66 runs in 56 balls including eight fours and two sixes which saw Fly Emirates put up a challenging 164 runs on the board.