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gall midge

n.
Any of numerous small flies of the family Cecidomyiidae, whose larvae cause the formation of galls in plants.

gall midge

n
(Animals) any of various small fragile mosquito-like dipterous flies constituting the widely distributed family Cecidomyidae, many of which have larvae that produce galls on plants. Also called: gallfly or gall gnat See also Hessian fly

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n.
any midge of the family Cecidomyiidae, the larvae of which form characteristic galls on plants.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gall midge - fragile mosquito-like flies that produce galls on plantsgall midge - 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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Gagne (1994), in an account of the gall midges of the Neotropical Region, provided a brief biography of Jean-Jacques Kieffer (1857-1925), in which he noted that Kieffer published 470 scientific papers, including taxonomic studies of the Cecidomyiidae, Ceratopogonidae, Chironomidae and parasitic Hymenoptera.
All his life, Michael White was fascinated by anomalous and hard-to-explain meiotic systems, such as the bizarre mechanisms of gall midges, or the achiasmate male meiosis of some mantids and eumastacids (White 1965a,b; 1970).
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