gall gnat.

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  • gall midge — noun fragile mosquito like flies that produce galls on plants • Syn: ↑gallfly, ↑gall gnat • Hypernyms: ↑dipterous insect, ↑two winged insects, ↑dipteran, ↑dipteron • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gall midge — any of several dipterous insects of the family Cecidomyiidae, the larvae of which form characteristic galls on plants. Also called gall gnat. [1900 05] * * * ▪ insect  any minute, delicate insect (order Diptera) characterized by beaded, somewhat… …   Universalium

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