gall midge


  • Larva of Gall-midge
    Larva of Gall-midge
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gall midge fragile mosquito-like flies that produce galls on plants
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gall midge (Zoöl) any small dipterous insect that produces galls.
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Midges come from a technical family of pests called a Gall Midge Fly, which lays it's eggs in the bud and the microscopic larvae feed on the inside of the bud, causing the premature drop.