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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Wheat is attached by number of insect, pests such as termites (Isoptera: Termitidae), cutworm and armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), wheat beetles and weevils (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Carabidae, Curculionidae), aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae), thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae Phlaeothripidae,), Chinchbug (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae, Miridae, Pentatomidae), Sunn pest (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae), leafhopper (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) and hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) (Miller and Pike, 2002; El-Wakeil and Volkmar, 2013).
In this connection, it should be remembered harms provoked in cultivated plots by Cecidomyiidae such as Mayetiola destructor Say.
Las hojas vivas de este arbol presentaban numerosas agallas de Cecidomyiidae abandonadas, pero no se encontraron thrips inquilinos; 18.ix.2013 (G.A.
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.
Local populations (Lumpkin County, GA) are attacked primarily by goldenrod rosette gall flies, Rhopalomyia solidaginis (DIPTERA: Cecidomyiidae), and goldenrod ball gall flies, Eurosta solidaginis (DIPTERA: Tephritidae).
No Brasil, os endofagos de capitulos de asteraceas pertencem, principalmente, a tres familias de dipteros (Tephritidae, Cecidomyiidae e Agromyzidae) e quatro de microlepidopteros (Tortricidae, Pterophoridae, Blastobasidae, Pyralidae, Gelechiidae), totalizando mais de 120 especies (LEWINSOHN, 1988; 1991).
Host-plant preference and oviposition responses of the sorghum midge, Stenodiplosis sorghicola (Coquillett) (Dipt., Cecidomyiidae) towards wild relatives of sorghum.
Families of diptera that seem to include mycophagous species are: Drosophilidae, Chloropidae, Phoridae, Mycetophilidae, Sciaridae, Tipulidae, Cecidomyiidae, and Platypezidae.
Scale insects (Homoptera: Coccoidea) and gall-forming insects (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) were unrepresented by our branch shaking technique.
Phylogenetic analysis of quantitative and qualitative characters of gall-inducing midges and the historical relation to their hosts: Dasineura (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on Rosaceae and monocots.