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noun
any of several dipterous insects of the family Cecidomyiidae, the larvae of which form characteristic galls on plants.
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Also called gall gnat.

Origin of gall midge

First recorded in 1900–05
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gall midge

noun
any of various small fragile mosquito-like dipterous flies constituting the widely distributed family Cecidomyidae, many of which have larvae that produce galls on plantsAlso called: gallfly, gall gnat See also Hessian fly
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