Mayetiola destructor

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Noun1.Mayetiola destructor - small fly whose larvae damage wheat and other grainsMayetiola destructor - small fly whose larvae damage wheat and other grains
gall gnat, gall midge, gallfly - fragile mosquito-like flies that produce galls on plants
genus Mayetiola, Mayetiola - a genus of Cecidomyidae
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Scientists around the world are searching for ways to combat the Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor), a significant insect pest in cereal crops like wheat, barley, and rye.
Mating behavior and evidence of a female sex pheromone in the Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Say) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae).
Temperature development models have been calculated for many important insect pests, such as the Hessian fly Mayetiola destructor (Say), fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith), and codling moth Cydia pomonella (L.) (Foster & Taylor 1975; Barfield et al.
Other studies have failed to demonstrate that female oviposition behavior optimizes the fitness of hatching offspring; Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor (Say)) revealed that females fail to choose optimal plant hosts for oviposition and larval feeding despite a complete lack of larval dispersion (Harris et al., 2001), and parasitoid wasp females (Aphidius ervi Haliday) likewise choose sub-optimal aphid hosts for oviposition and larval feeding (Henry et al., 2005).