Contarinia

noun
Con·​ta·​rin·​ia | \ ˌkäntəˈrinēə \

Definition of Contarinia

: a large genus of gall midges (family Cecidomyiidae) including several that invade buds and flowers of economically important plants

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“Contarinia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Contarinia. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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