Gallflies
Gallfly Gall"fly`, n.; pl. {Gallflies}. (Zo["o]l.) An insect that deposits its eggs in plants, and occasions galls, esp. any small hymenopteran of the genus {Cynips} and allied genera. See Illust. of {Gall}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Chalcid fly — Chal cid fly [From Gr. chalko s copper; in allusion to its metallic colors.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a numerous family of hymenopterous insects ({Chalcidid[ae]}. Many are gallflies, others are parasitic on insects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gallfly — Gall fly , n.; pl. {Gallflies}. (Zo[ o]l.) An insect that deposits its eggs in plants, and occasions galls, esp. any small hymenopteran of the genus {Cynips} and allied genera. See Illust. of {Gall}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gall wasp — noun Date: 1879 any of a family (Cynipidae) of hymenopterous gallflies …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gall wasp — Gall Wasps Neuroterus albipes, parthenogenetic generation females, from galls on Quercus robur Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • gallfly — /gawl fluy /, n., pl. gallflies. any of various insects that deposit their eggs in plants, causing the formation of galls. [1815 25; GALL3 + FLY2] * * * …   Universalium

  • Nematocera — Nem·a·toc·era (nem″ə tosґər ə) [Gr. nēma thread + keras horn] a suborder of insects of the order Diptera, characterized by having antennae of many segments; it includes the gnats, mosquitoes, midges, black flies,… …   Medical dictionary

  • gallfly — /ˈgɔlflaɪ/ (say gawlfluy) noun (plural gallflies) → gall wasp …   Australian English dictionary

  • gallfly — [gôl′flī΄] n. pl. gallflies an insect whose eggs or larvae cause galls when deposited in plant stems, or one which lays its eggs in galls produced by other insects …   English World dictionary

  • gallfly — noun 1. small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants • Syn: ↑gall wasp, ↑cynipid wasp, ↑cynipid gall wasp • Hypernyms: ↑wasp • Member Holonyms: ↑Cynipidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • caryomyia — ˌkarēōˈmī(y)ə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from cary + myia : a genus of gallflies (family Cecidomyiidae) including the hickory midges …   Useful english dictionary

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