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any of several dipterous insects of the family Cecidomyiidae, the larvae of which form characteristic galls on plants.
any of various small fragile mosquito-like dipterous flies constituting the widely distributed family Cecidomyidae, many of which have larvae that produce galls on plants Also called gallfly, gall gnat See also Hessian fly


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