Wheat-midge

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wheat-midge a dipterous insect which lays its eggs in the flowers of wheat-heads, and whose reddish larvæ devour the kernels
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hwǽtehwit, white; Ger. weizen; allied to white, and named from its colour.

Usage

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
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