gallfly


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Synonyms for gallfly

small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants

any of various insects that deposit their eggs in plants causing galls in which the larvae feed

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Gall diameters were compared statistically using a two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), with field (n = 5) and fate (surviving gallfly larva, parasitized by Eurytoma gigantea, or preyed upon by birds) as main effects.
Examination of galls following attacks by squirrels indicated that they consumed both the gallfly larvae and wasp parasitoids (Eurytoma gigantea and E.
Divergent mechanisms of frost-hardiness in two populations of the gallfly, Eurosta solidaginis.
The problem of optimal clutch size in a tritrophic system: the oviposition strategy of the thistle gallfly Urophora cardui (Diptera: Tephritidae).
In North America goldenrods (Solidago canadensis) commonly host larvae of the gallfly Eurosta solidaginis (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Moreover, because the gallfly larva feeds on the accumulated plant tissue, differences in gall size may be associated with differences in the mass attained by larvae by the time of winter diapause.