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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 immature stages of blackflies often predominate the fresh water invertebrate fauna of rivers and streams (1).
So the delegates made their way through summer in Philadelphia, with its biting blackflies and free-roaming pigs feasting on the bodies of dead dogs and horses that littered the vacant lots.
On the brink of insanity, I seek refuge from the attacking blackflies by wallowing like a new species of polar hippo into Allagash Lake.
Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, is caused by Onchocerca volvulus, a parasite transmitted by blackflies in riverside areas.
The insects, the biting blackflies in the daytime, there's billions of them and then at night you have mosquitoes that carry malaria.
Among them are incoming fire, hordes of biting blackflies and simpering stupidity.
Transmitted through the bite of blackflies, the disease causes intense itching, disfigurement and eye lesions and can result in blindness.
You run for three hours across sweltering pavement, fending off blackflies, until you encounter a hairy-legged man in a spangled miniskirt waving pink and white pom-poms and pointing toward the finish line.
This has been a bad summer for blackflies, mosquitoes and other forms of insect torment; we brush them away as soon as we hear their buzz or whine near our faces.
Other tracer applications that followed with Spinks' help and inspiration included the measurement of phosphorus and calcium in eggs, the movement of wireworms, and the dispersion of grasshoppers, mosquitoes, and blackflies.
One member of Canada's Veterans' Guard said of those few prisoners who escaped: "The cold brought them back in the winter and the blackflies in the summer.
Wasps, bees, blackflies, ticks, midges and mosquitoes can all give a nasty nip soinsect repellents are a must, whether you are sitting in your garden or lazing on a foreign beach.