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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 spherical model was the one that better described the increase of number of plants infested with blackflies from September to November for both systems adopted (APS and MPS), indicating that the pest presents strong tendency to disseminate among the neighbor plants forming aggregations or patches (Table 1).
Simuliids (blackflies) have a worldwide distribution and are important components of aquatic ecosystem.
The Simuliidae ("blackflies" or "jejenes" as they are commonly known) is a family of Diptera containing 2072 formally named species worldwide (Adler & Crosskey, 2008; 2009) of which 12 genera and approximately 359 species are found in the Neotropical Region (Coscaron & Coscaron-Arias, 2007).
Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, is caused by Onchocerca volvulus, a parasite transmitted by blackflies in riverside areas.
Blackflies' favourites include nasturtiums, heleniums and beans while greenflies' top priorities are roses and some varieties of honeysuckle.
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.
In fact, in their effort to discourage the world's mosquitoes, blackflies, sand flies and ticks, consumers spend an estimated $200 million annually on sprays, liquids, lotions, candles and other anti-insect concoctions.
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The flies include general attractors, mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, midges, craneflies, blackflies, alderflies, damselflies, dragonflies, hellgrammites, crustaceans, terrestrials, baitfish, and leeches.
At best bugs such as wasps, bees, blackflies, hornflies, ticks, midges and mosquitoes are a nuisance.