Definition of gall midge in English:

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gall midge


A small, delicate fly which induces gall formation in plants or may cause other damage to crops.
  • Family Cecidomyiidae: numerous genera and species, including the saddle gall midge (Haplodiplosis marginata), which is a pest of cereals.
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  • 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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