Neo·​la·​si·​op·​tera | \ ¦nē(ˌ)ōˌlāzē¦äptərə, -āsē- \

Definition of Neolasioptera

: 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

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History and Etymology for Neolasioptera

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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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