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Sawfly, insect related to the wasps. Sawflies often have striped bodies. They are harmless to humans, although they do serious damage to plants. They have a long, tubular egg-laying organ with which they drill holes in the leaves of plants or in wood to lay their eggs. The larvae, which look like caterpillars, eat the plants' tissues.

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