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 for Gallfly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gallfly \Gall"fly`\, n.; pl. Gallflies. (Zool.)
     An insect that deposits its eggs in plants, and occasions
     galls, esp. any small hymenopteran of the genus Cynips and
     allied genera. See Illust. of Gall.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gallfly
      n 1: small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other
           plants [syn: gall wasp, gallfly, cynipid wasp,
           cynipid gall wasp]
      2: fragile mosquito-like flies that produce galls on plants
         [syn: gall midge, gallfly, gall gnat]
      3: any of various insects that deposit their eggs in plants
         causing galls in which the larvae feed

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