Definitions of gallfly

n any of various insects that deposit their eggs in plants causing galls in which the larvae feed

Type of:
small air-breathing arthropod

n small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants

cynipid gall wasp, cynipid wasp, gall wasp
Type of:
social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting

n fragile mosquito-like flies that produce galls on plants

gall gnat, gall midge
Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor
small fly whose larvae damage wheat and other grains
Type of:
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

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