fig wasp


a chalcid wasp, Blastophaga psenes, introduced into the U.S. from Europe, that pollinates figs, usually of the Smyrna variety.

Origin of fig wasp

First recorded in 1880–85

Words nearby fig wasp

Example sentences from the Web for fig wasp

  • Inside the caprifig are the grubs of the fig-wasp, which rejoice in the name of Blastophaga grossorum.

    The Romance of Plant Life |G. F. Scott Elliot