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cynipid gall wasp


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Noun cynipid gall wasp has 1 sense
  1. gall wasp, gallfly, cynipid wasp, cynipid gall wasp - small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants
    --1 is a kind of wasp
    --1 is a member of Cynipidae, family Cynipidae

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Cynipid Gall Wasp


The cynipid gall wasp is a type of wasp belonging to the family Cynipidae. It is known for its ability to induce the formation of galls, also known as "oak apples," on various species of oak trees. These galls serve as protective structures for the developing wasp larvae.


  1. Noun:

    A cynipid gall wasp refers to either a male or female member of the cynipid gall wasp species.

    Example: The cynipid gall wasp lays its eggs within the leaf tissue of oak trees.

  2. Noun (Plural):

    Cynipid gall wasps represent a group of cynipid gall wasp individuals collectively.

    Example: The cocoon of the cynipid gall wasps is hanging from the tree branch.

  3. Adjective:

    Cynipid gall wasp describes anything related to or associated with the cynipid gall wasp species.

    Example: The oak tree shows signs of cynipid gall wasp infestation.

  4. Verb:

    The act of cynipid gall wasping refers to the process in which the cynipid gall wasp induces the development of galls on oak trees.

    Example: The larvae of the cynipid gall wasp gall the oak tree, causing abnormal growths.

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