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Definition of Gall wasp

Gall wasp
Gall Gall, n. [F. galle, noix de galle, fr. L. galla.] (Zo["o]l.) An excrescence of any form produced on any part of a plant by insects or their larvae. They are most commonly caused by small Hymenoptera and Diptera which puncture the bark and lay their eggs in the wounds. The larvae live within the galls. Some galls are due to aphids, mites, etc. See Gallnut. Note: The galls, or gallnuts, of commerce are produced by insects of the genus Cynips, chiefly on an oak (Quercus infectoria or Lusitanica) of Western Asia and Southern Europe. They contain much tannin, and are used in the manufacture of that article and for making ink and a black dye, as well as in medicine. Gall insect (Zo["o]l.), any insect that produces galls. Gall midge (Zo["o]l.), any small dipterous insect that produces galls. Gall oak, the oak (Quercus infectoria) which yields the galls of commerce. Gall of glass, the neutral salt skimmed off from the surface of melted crown glass;- called also glass gall and sandiver. --Ure. Gall wasp. (Zo["o]l.) See Gallfly.

Meaning of Gall wasp from wikipedia

- Gall wasps, also traditionally called gallflies, are hymenopterans of the family Cynipidae in the wasp superfamily Cynipoidea. Their common name comes...
- quercusfolii Cherry oak gall cut open to reveal wasp larva Cherry oak gall wasp adult Red-pea gall (Cynips divisa) on pedunculate oak Cola-nut galls (Andricus lignicola)...
- kinds of gall wasp in the family Cynipidae. The adult female wasp lays single eggs in developing leaf buds. The wasp larvae feed on the gall tissue resulting...
- While pollinating fig wasps are gall-makers, the remaining types either make their own galls or usurp the galls of other fig wasps; reports of their being...
- confluenta Spongy Oak Apple Gall Wasp Amphibolips cookii Oak Apple Gall Wasp Amphibolips nubilipennis Translucent Oak Gall Wasp Amphibolips quercusinanis...
- States) has found that love-vine inhibits gall wasps by attacking the galls (small growths on plants) that the wasps create for their young. C****ytha filiformis...
- kollari, also known as the marble gall wasp, is a parthenogenetic species of wasp which causes the formation of marble galls on oak trees. Synonyms for the...
- gall wasp which causes a gall known as the rose bedeguar gall, bedeguar gall wasp, Robin's pincushion, mossy rose gall, or simply moss gall. The gall...
- support more than 950 species of caterpillar, many kinds of gall wasp which form distinctive galls, roundish woody lumps such as the oak apple, and a large...
- parthenogenetic gall wasp which lays a single egg within a leaf bud, using its ovipositor, to produce a gall known as an oak artichoke gall, oak hop gall, larch-cone...