gallfly

gallfly

[gawl-flahy]
noun, plural gallflies.
any of various insects that deposit their eggs in plants, causing the formation of galls.

Origin:
1815–25; gall3 + fly2

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gallfly (ˈɡɔːlˌflaɪ)
 
n , pl -flies
any of several small insects that produce galls in plant tissues, such as the gall wasp and gall midge

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