Definition of Cecidomyidae
1. Noun. Gall midges.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Diptera, Order Diptera
Member holonyms: Gall Gnat, Gall Midge, Gallfly, Genus Mayetiola, Mayetiola
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cecidomyidae
Literary usage of Cecidomyidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Fauna of Mayfield's Cave by Arthur Mangun Banta (1907)
"... obscura breed within the cave, but their larval stages were not identified, although many unknown larvae were found. Family Cecidomyidae. ..."
2. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1912)
"The Cecidomyidae come next on account of the many-jointed antennae and the archaic ... The Mycetophilidae are difficult to separate from the Cecidomyidae, ..."
3. A Monograph of the Culicidae, Or Mosquitoes: Mainly Compiled from the by Fred. V. Theobald (1901)
"The only insects with which the mosquitoes of the family Culicidae can be confused are certain of the— (i) Cecidomyidae, (ii) Chironomidae, ..."
4. Transactions of the Essex Field Club. by Essex Field Club (1883)
"I have only seen it in one locality, near Milngavie, and have failed to find it elsewhere." Some of the largest species of the Family Cecidomyidae are, ..."