- Mayetiola destructor, family Cecidomyiidae.
- Resistance in wheat to the Hessian fly, a major insect pest of wheat, is based on a gene-for-gene interaction.
- Plant breeders are constantly engaged in a vicious cycle, developing wheats that resist the Hessian fly… for a time.
- The Hessian fly spread from Long Island in 1777, and a more widespread impact began to be felt in 1778.
Late 18th century: so named because it was supposed (erroneously) to have been carried to America by Hessian troops during the American Revolution.
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Syllabification: Hes·sian fly
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