Tremex columba
Tremex Tre"mex, n. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of large hymenopterous insects allied to the sawflies. The female lays her eggs in holes which she bores in the trunks of trees with her large and long ovipositor, and the larva bores in the wood. See Illust. of {Horntail}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The pigeon tremex ({Tremex columba}), a common American species, infests the elm, pear, and other trees. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tremex — Tre mex, n. [NL.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of large hymenopterous insects allied to the sawflies. The female lays her eggs in holes which she bores in the trunks of trees with her large and long ovipositor, and the larva bores in the wood. See Illust.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Columba livia — Pigeon Pi geon, n. [F., fr. L. pipio a young pipping or chirping bird, fr. pipire to peep, chirp. Cf. {Peep} to chirp.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the order Columb[ae], of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pigeon tremex — Pigeon Pi geon, n. [F., fr. L. pipio a young pipping or chirping bird, fr. pipire to peep, chirp. Cf. {Peep} to chirp.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the order Columb[ae], of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • horntail — /hawrn tayl /, n. any of various wasplike insects of the family Siricidae, the females of which have a hornlike ovipositor. [1880 85; HORN + TAIL1] * * * ▪ wasp  any of about 85 species of solitary (nonsocial), primitive wasps (order Hymenoptera) …   Universalium

  • pigeon horntail — noun or pigeon tremex : a large American horntail (Tremex columba) having a burrowing larva that is preyed upon by a large ichneumon fly (Thallesa lunator) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Centuria Insectorum — The first page of Centuria Insectorum, as included in Amoenitates Academicæ Centuria Insectorum (Latin, one hundred insects ) is a 1763 taxonomic work by Carl Linnaeus, and defended as a thesis by Boas Johansson; which of the two men should be… …   Wikipedia

  • Horntail — Taxobox name = Horntails image width = 250px image caption = Giant horntail ( Urocerus gigas ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hymenoptera subordo = Symphyta superfamilia = Siricoidea familia = Siricidae subdivision …   Wikipedia

  • Accipiter fuscus — Pigeon Pi geon, n. [F., fr. L. pipio a young pipping or chirping bird, fr. pipire to peep, chirp. Cf. {Peep} to chirp.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the order Columb[ae], of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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