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black fly

or black·fly (blăk′flī′)
n.
Any of various small, dark-colored biting flies of the family Simuliidae, the larvae of which attach to rocks in streams and other flowing waters. Also called buffalo gnat.

blackfly

(ˈblækˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
(Animals) a black aphid, Aphis fabae, that infests beans, sugar beet, and other plants. Also called: bean aphid
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blackfly - blackish aphid that infests e.g. beans and sugar beetsblackfly - blackish aphid that infests e.g. beans and sugar beets
aphid - any of various small plant-sucking insects
Aphis, genus Aphis - type genus of the Aphididae: injurious to fruit trees and vegetables
2.blackfly - small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvaeblackfly - small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvae; sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals
gnat - any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies
genus Simulium, Simulium - type genus of the Simuliidae: blackflies
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The two figures that they followed were crawling like black flies across the huge green contour of a hill.
Roving fly anglers did well using small black flies, Heather Flies and Daddy Long Legs.
This note describes nestling mortality in Arctic Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus tundrius) due to the biting effects of blood-feeding black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae).
As with most Onchocerca species, black flies (Simuliidae) serve as biological vectors for O.
Canals and brown water feeder streams are the places to soak your black flies.
Once activated, the Lantern clears a 15' x 15' area of mosquitoes, black flies, and no-see-ums.
If the challenge is black flies rather than white, the likely cause of the problem is too wet soil in the pot.
There has also been some great sport on the top lake when the wind has blown clouds of small black flies on to the water, with trout everywhere.
Intermediate lines with small black flies have worked well, and when the conditions were right, fish have been taken with dry flies on the surface.
I can't get rid of the flies on my orchids 6 I have four established orchids but there are always little black flies emerging from the flower pots.
It also works great as a weapon against biting insects, such as mosquitoes, deerflies, horseflies and black flies.
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