Definition of gall wasp in English:

gall wasp

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noun

A small winged insect of ant-like appearance. The female lays its egg in the food plant and when the larva hatches the surrounding plant tissue swells up around it to form a gall.
  • Superfamily Cynipoidea, order Hymenoptera: several genera
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  • He immerses himself in the study of the gall wasp, whose North American varieties were almost completely unresearched.
  • His specialty was the physiology of the gall wasp.
  • He attended Harvard and received a Doctor of Science degree in taxonomy, and he devoted no less than 20 years of his life to researching the gall wasp.

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