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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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In March 1993, I performed a transfer-experiment to measure the survival of pinyon pine sawflies at elevations above 1,850 m (Sholes, 2011).
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Sawflies can cause a lot of damage in a very short time.
The culprits are the larvae of sawflies which look like plump caterpillars.
If the farmer chooses a nonresistant variety and the spring emergence of adult sawflies is large, there is only a 1- to 2-week period in which to spray insecticides.
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A synopsis of the sawflies (Hymenoptera, Symphyta) of America south of the United States: Pergidae.
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