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gall mite

n.
Any of various mites of the family Eriophyidae that cause the formation of galls in plants.

gall mite

n
(Plant Pathology) any of various plant-feeding mites of the family Phytoptidae that cause galls or blisters on buds, leaves, or fruit

gall′ mite`


n.
any mite of the family Eriophyidae that feeds on plant juices, causing galls and other damage.
[1880–85]
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"Most of the new species I've recorded are insects, which are often small and easily overlooked, but I've also found other invertebrates such as gall mites, mosses, liverworts, lichens, parasitic fungi and flowering plants - even large trees.
"Their body form is quite similar to what we see in gall mites today."