fungus gnat


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Noun1.fungus gnat - minute blackish gregarious flies destructive to mushrooms and seedlings
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
genus Sciara - type genus of the Sciaridae: fungus gnat
armyworm - larva of fungus gnat that feed on cereals and other grains; they march in large companies in regular order when the food is exhausted
2.fungus gnat - mosquito-like insect whose larvae feed on fungi or decaying vegetation
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
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Fungus gnat feeding and mechanical wounding inhibit Pythium aphanidermatum infection of geranium seedlings.
Fungus gnat larvae will feed on the BTI and kick the bucket.
Molecular phylogeny of the fungus gnat family Mycetophilidae (Diptera, Mycetophiliformia).
One of the beads contains a perfectly preserved fungus gnat.
From the trap door spider (which even rendered Attenborough temporarily speechless) to the jaw-dropping fungus gnat which turned a cave ceiling into a sparkling, constellation-filled sky.
Theanswer to the riddle is that the cave ceiling is covered in whiteish blue lights, created by phosphorescent chemicals in the rear end of fungus gnat larvae.
After they cool, they are broken into different size “stones” for various horticulture products from growing mediums to soil aerators to fungus gnat control top dressings.
The traps were removed each month and sent to the Laboratory of Forest Entomology of the Federal University of Lavras in Lavras, Minas Gerais State, Brazil where the fungus gnat adults per trap and nursery sector (CS, CV and MJC) were counted with the help of a stereoscopic microscope (40x).
The young stage of the fungus gnat is a small white worm that consumes dying roots.
Thus, your indoor plant roots could continue to be inhabited by fungus gnat larvae even as the potting soil around them is changed.
In some areas, stand reduction of legume species may be attributed in part to fungus gnats, for we have reared fungus gnat species from field-collected sod samples of white clover.
There are prey animals, like scuttle flies, fungus gnats and book lice, which feed on sloughed-off skin and dusty detritus that collects in corners and under furniture.