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gall midge Syllabification: gall midge

Definition of gall midge in English:


A small, delicate midge that induces gall formation in plants or may cause other damage to crops.
  • Family Cecidomyiidae: numerous genera and species
Example sentences
  • Sampson is also looking at ways to control the blueberry gall midge, a fly that attacks the flower and leaf buds of blueberry plants.
  • Other pests include gypsy moth caterpillars, gall midge, and scale.
  • More recently, the gall midge has moved into the Houston area and become a cause of bud drop.
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