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black flyor black·fly (blăk′flī′)
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.
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n, pl -flies
(Animals) a black aphid, Aphis fabae, that infests beans, sugar beet, and other plants. Also called: bean aphid
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|Noun||1.||blackfly - blackish aphid that infests e.g. beans and sugar beets|
aphid - any of various small plant-sucking insects
|2.||blackfly - 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
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