Definition of Family cecidomyidae
1. Noun. Gall midges.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Diptera, Order Diptera
Member holonyms: Gall Gnat, Gall Midge, Gallfly, Genus Mayetiola, Mayetiola
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Cecidomyidae
Literary usage of Family 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. Transactions of the Essex Field Club. by Essex Field Club (1883)
"... largest species of the family cecidomyidae are, according to Mr. Binnie, found in the genua ..."
3. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1880)
"... family CECIDOMYIDAE. ADDITIONAL PACTS CONCERNING ITS NATURAL HISTORY. Eating out the contents of the seed vessel of rod and white clover, and afterwards ..."
4. Entomology for Beginners for the Use of Young Folks, Fruit-growers, Farmers by Alpheus Spring Packard (1888)
"family cecidomyidae.—This great family of gall-gnats comprises mostly minute flies, which have but few veins in the wings, short coxae, the femora slender, ..."
5. Epping Forest by Edward North Buxton (1901)
"The Diptera (two-winged flies) furnish several gall-making genera, particularly in the family Cecidomyidae or Gall-gnats—-tiny creatures, ..."