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cynipid wasp


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Noun cynipid 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 Wasp


A cynipid wasp is a type of parasitic wasp belonging to the family Cynipidae. These small insects are known for their fascinating life cycle and interactions with various plants.

Senses and Usages:

Noun - Zoology:

1. Any of various wasps of the family Cynipidae, typically small and gall-forming, known for their ability to induce the growth of abnormal structures on plants.

2. A specific species of cynipid wasp, commonly found in oak trees, that causes the formation of oak galls.

Sample Sentences:
  1. The cynipid wasp lays its eggs inside oak leaves, creating distinctive galls.
  2. These galls serve as protective chambers where the cynipid wasp larvae develop.
  3. Cynipid wasps have a fascinating symbiotic relationship with certain plants.

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