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Definition 1: any of various insects that deposit their eggs in plants causing galls in which the larvae feed - [noun denoting animal]

(gallfly is a kind of ...) small air-breathing arthropod

Definition 2: small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for gallfly in the sense of this definition

(gallfly is a kind of ...) social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting

(... is a member of gallfly) a family of Hymenoptera

Definition 3: fragile mosquito-like flies that produce galls on plants - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for gallfly in the sense of this definition

(gallfly is a kind of ...) insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing

(... is a kind of gallfly ) small fly whose larvae damage wheat and other grains

(... is a member of gallfly) gall midges

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