Neolasioptera

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of 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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