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gallfly

Definitions of gallfly
  1. noun
    any of various insects that deposit their eggs in plants causing galls in which the larvae feed
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    type of:
    insect
    small air-breathing arthropod
  2. noun
    small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants
    synonyms: cynipid gall wasp, cynipid wasp, gall wasp
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    type of:
    wasp
    social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting
  3. noun
    fragile mosquito-like flies that produce galls on plants
    synonyms: gall gnat, gall midge
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    types:
    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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