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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.
The black fly bite mainly infects people in sub-Saharan Africa with larvae of the nematode Onchocerca volvulus, the trigger of onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness.
Encourage black fly predators, like 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.
The 2-3mm black fly is particularly common in water areas and possesses a nasty and painful bite with some unpleasant side effects.
The creature is a 2 to 3mm bloodsucking black fly, and lives near areas of water and gives a particularly nasty and painful bite.
Monitoring of the prevalence of the infective larvae and biting rates as well as other entomological indices of the disease in the black fly vectors (a process called xenomonitoring or xenodiagnosis) has been and continues to be an important component of control programmes.
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Critics insisted "rain on your wedding day", "a black fly in your Chardonnay" and "a free ride when you've already paid" were all very irritating but not, in fact, ironic.
To date, the only black fly species from which nematode DNA has been isolated is Simulium tribulatum, which is endemic to southern California (5).
I've been to Black Fly Lodge and The Delphi Club and was very impressed with each.