gall wasp


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gall wasp

n.
Any of various wasps of the family Cynipidae whose larvae produce distinctively shaped galls on oaks and other plants.

gall wasp

n
(Animals) any small solitary wasp of the family Cynipidae and related families that produces galls in plant tissue, which provide shelter and food for the larvae

gall′ wasp`


n.
any wasp of the family Cynipidae, the larvae of which form characteristic galls on plants.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gall wasp - small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plantsgall wasp - small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants
wasp - social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting
Cynipidae, family Cynipidae - a family of Hymenoptera
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The blue gum chalcid, Leptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) is a gall wasp and important pest of Eucalyptus spp.
The present paper reports the results of a study on the Asian chestnut gall wasp (ACGW), Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), and its parasitoids in Italy.
The host is also a wasp, Bassettia pallida or the gall wasp, which matures inside "crypts" in branches of trees.
The arundo gall wasp (Tetramesa romana) targets the main stem of the weed, while the arundo scale (Rhizaspidiotus donacis) attacks the plant's roots.
Maen nhw'n cael eu creu gan wenynen feirch y derw, sef y Biorhiza palladia, sydd hefyd yn cael ei galw'n gall wasp yn Saesneg.
For example high abundances of the cynipid gall wasp Neuoterus saltatorious have been shown to result in decreased body weight and high overwinter mortality for a threatened lepidopteran, through a decrease in foliar nitrogen (Prior and Heilman, 2010).
Taxonomy, biology, and efficacy of two Australian parasitoids of the eucalyptus gall wasp, Leptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae).
The effect of the gall wasp Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) on reproductive potencial and vegetative growth of the weed Acacia longifolia.
Gall wasp larvae live inside and feed on its inner tissues.
The species, Diplolepis mayri (Schlechtendal) was the only gall wasp on hips of R.