gall midge


Definition of gall midge

: any of numerous minute dipteran flies (family Cecidomyiidae) most of which cause gall formation in plants

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Recent Examples on the Web There is another possibility for the daylily symptoms – the daylily gall midge. oregonlive, 31 July 2021 While the foliage of the daylily can be lush, the buds can become infested with the larvae of the daylily gall midge. oregonlive, 31 July 2021 The secret of how these legless, wingless creatures — a form of gall midge larvae — managed these aerial acrobatics had yet to be pinpointed. Alicia Petska, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of gall midge

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Gall midge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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