Definitions for: Jointworm


[n] larva of chalcid flies injurious to the straw of wheat and other grains



Webster (1913) Definition: Joint"worm`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
The larva of a small, hymenopterous fly (Eurytoma hordei),
which is found in gall-like swellings on the stalks of wheat,
usually at or just above the first joint. In some parts of
America it does great damage to the crop.

Synonyms: strawworm

See Also: Chalcidae, Chalcididae, family Chalcidae, family Chalcididae, larva


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