Das·​y·​neu·​ra | \ ˌdasəˈn(y)u̇rə \

Definition of Dasyneura

: a large widely distributed genus of midges that are typically gall midges having larvae which feed chiefly on plant buds, in leaf curls, or in galls and sometimes cause the destruction of reproductive structures of various plants — see clover seed midge

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“Dasyneura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dasyneura. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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