: a genus of gall midges (family Cecidomyiidae) whose larvae cause the formation of galls chiefly on the stems of asters, viburnums, dogwoods, and various other plants

Word History


New Latin, from ne- + Lasioptera, genus of Diptera, from lasio- (from Greek lasios shaggy) + -ptera; akin to Greek lēnos wool

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“Neolasioptera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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