from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of saw-flies, typical of the family Tenthredinidæ, at first coextensive with the family, but now restricted to certain forms with long setaceous antennæ, in which the third joint is longer than the fourth, and the lanceolate cell of the fore wings has a straight cross-nervure. They are the largest of the saw-flies next to the Cimbicinæ.
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The turnep, too, befide the beetle and the tenthredo* has been peftered, this year, by a new enemy — - *
But the middle and, the later fowings have been cut off, wholly, by the beetle and the aphis; which would nof fuffer the caterpillars f though numbers of* flies wete ariiong them, to partake of the fpoil; the plarits being commonly devoured before the eggs of the tenthredo had time to he matured* I found one nearly ready fa 4 exclufion, and another half naked in its nidus; part of which had been devoured by the ra - pacious beetle.