Wheat midge


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(Zool.) A small two-winged fly (Diplosis tritici) which is very destructive to growing wheat, both in Europe and America. The female lays her eggs in the flowers of wheat, and the larvæ suck the juice of the young kernels and when full grown change to pupæ in the earth.
The Hessian fly. See under Hessian.

See also: Wheat, Wheat

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.