black fly


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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.

black fly

n
(Animals) any small blackish stout-bodied dipterous fly of the family Simuliidae, which sucks the blood of man, mammals, and birds. See also buffalo gnat

black′ fly`

or black′fly`,


n.
any of various black biting gnats, of the family Simuliidae, that deposit their eggs in forest streams and are aquatic as larvae.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black fly - small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvaeblack fly - 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
Translations
simulie
References in classic literature ?
Symon, the official guardian and guide, was a young man, prematurely gray, with a grave mouth which contrasted curiously with a very small, dark mustache with waxed points, that seemed somehow, separate from it, as if a black fly had settled on his face.
Tarpon and snook anglers have created a goodly number of these black fly patterns for just such situations.
ProTecT | your crops - encourage black fly predators such as ladybirds by leaving a patch of nettles to grow in the garden or plant some calendula.
PROTECT your crops - encourage black fly predators such as ladybirds by leaving a patch of nettles to grow in the garden or plant some calendula.
DEP uses Bti, a naturally occurring bacterium, to treat the larval stage of four specific human pest black fly species.
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From April 20 to May 10, 2010, multiple species of birds were seen at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Zoological Medicine Department for a disease syndrome characterized by acute lethargy, generalized subcutaneous petechiae, vasculitis, and death caused by a black fly identified as Simulium meridionale.
In fact, if there are a lot of resident fish suffering from "lockjaw", a black fly is great, last thing, to attract coloured salmon, particularly hens.
In another story, a Smurf gets stung by a black fly that again turns his skin jet black, drives him insane and deprives him of speech.
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is spent yearly to erradicate the black fly from the area and prevent the spread of fiver blindness.