gall wasp definition

  • noun:
    • some of various wasps of this family Cynipidae whose larvae produce distinctively shaped galls on oaks and other plants.
    • Any pest of the Cynipidae family, whoever larvae harm woods, especially pine woods, creating galls in the limbs.
    • See Gallfly.
    • A hymenopterous gall-insect; the Gallicolæ, Cynipidæ, or gall-flies.
    • Any of numerous wasps associated with the family members Cynipidae whoever larvae produce distinctively shaped galls on oaks as well as other plants.
    • Any pest of Cynipidae household, whoever larvae harm woods, specially pine woods, producing galls in the limbs.
    • See Gallfly.
    • A hymenopterous gall-insect; one of the Gallicolæ, Cynipidæ, or gall-flies.
    • little solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks as well as other flowers
    • tiny solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks as well as other plants
    • Any of different wasps associated with family members Cynipidae whose larvae produce distinctively shaped galls on oaks and other flowers.
    • Any pest associated with the Cynipidae family, whoever larvae damage woods, especially pine trees, creating galls from the limbs.
    • See Gallfly.
    • A hymenopterous gall-insect; the Gallicolæ, Cynipidæ, or gall-flies.
    • Any of various wasps for the household Cynipidae whoever larvae produce distinctively shaped galls on oaks and other flowers.
    • small individual wasp that creates galls on oaks along with other flowers
    • Any insect for the Cynipidae family members, whoever larvae damage trees, especially pine trees, creating galls from the branches.
    • See Gallfly.
    • A hymenopterous gall-insect; one of several Gallicolæ, Cynipidæ, or gall-flies.
    • small individual wasp that produces galls on oaks alongside plants

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