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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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Citrus blackfly (Aleurocanthus woglumi Ashby, 1915), an exotic pest widely disseminated in Brazil, is capable of infecting more than 300 species including fruit trees and ornamental plants.
Individually they can eat up to 250 aphids, including blackfly and scale insects, so it makes sense to encourage them.
Do the same with blackfly on broad beans and aphids everywhere.
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The citrus blackfly Aleurocanthus woglumi Ashby 1915 (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is an important insect species native to southwest Asia and represents one of the main pests of citrus plants.
The pest that deserves attention in this kind of system in this region is the citrus blackfly (Aleurocanthus woglumi Ashby).
Greenfly and blackfly are more difficult to pick off or dispose of manually, but there are plenty of sprays around that will get rid of them quickly.
Blackfly larvae exploit the fine particulate organic matter in water for food requirement, therefore, enrichment of lotic systems has been shown to have significant effects on change in species composition, larval density and developmental rate (7).
Check your greenhouse for signs of aphids such as greenfly and blackfly and take action immediately ?
Watch out for is pests and diseases, especially aphids, blackfly, butterfly eggs, caterpillars and slugs.
A revision of the blackfly genus Gigantodax Enderlein (Simuliidae, Diptera, Insecta).
Q I have greenfly and blackfly on my roses and spray them regularly but they keep coming back.