: 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

Word History


New Latin, from dasy- + -neura

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“Dasyneura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dasyneura. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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