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See also: wood wasp
woodwasp (plural woodwasps)
- 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”, in 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.