Wheat midge


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wheat midge (Zoöl) A small two-winged fly (Diplosis tritici) which is very destructive to growing wheat, both in Europe and America. The female lays her eggs in the flowers of wheat, and the larvæ suck the juice of the young kernels and when full grown change to pupæ in the earth.
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In literature:

Other insects which prey on the wheat crop are grasshoppers, the wheat midge, cutworms and army-worms.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory