gall gnat

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Noun1.gall gnat - fragile mosquito-like flies that produce galls on plantsgall gnat - fragile mosquito-like flies that produce galls on plants
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor - small fly whose larvae damage wheat and other grains
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Fossil Sciaroidea (Diptera) in Cretaceous ambers, exclusive of Cecidomyiidae, Sciaridae, and Keroplatidae.
Cecidomyiidae Chironomidae Heliomyzidae Amoebahria defessa OSTEN SACKEN Mycetophylidae Leio sp.
Cynipidae) with oak galls of Cecidomyiidae (Diptera).
Most species of Basidiomycete fungi that produce large basidiocarps (mushrooms) serve as hosts for many families of Diptera with mycophagous species (Mycetophilidae, Sciaridae, Drosophilidae, Chloropidae, Phoridae, Cecidomyiidae, Tipulidae, etc.