strawworm


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straw·worm

 (strô′wûrm′)
n.
A larva of a chalcid wasp, Tetramesa grandis, of western North America, that infests wheat and reduces yield.

strawworm

(ˈstrɔːˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) another name for a caddisworm

joint•worm

(ˈdʒɔɪntˌwɜrm)

n.
a chalcid larva that feeds within the stems of grasses, often forming a gall at a joint. Also called strawworm.
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Noun1.strawworm - larva of the caddis fly; constructs a case of silk covered with sand or plant debris
order Trichoptera, Trichoptera - an order of insects consisting of caddis flies
caseworm - insect larva that constructs a protective case around its body
2.strawworm - larva of chalcid flies injurious to the straw of wheat and other grainsstrawworm - larva of chalcid flies injurious to the straw of wheat and other grains
Chalcidae, Chalcididae, family Chalcidae, family Chalcididae - an arthropod family including: chalcidflies
larva - the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose