sciarid


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sciarid

(saɪˈærɪd)
n
(Animals) a small black-coloured fly harmful to seedlings and mushrooms
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Noun1.sciarid - 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
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BASF have also developed an all-round treatment aimed at fruit and veg growers that tackle the underground larval stage of pests including carrot fly, sciarid fly, cabbage root fly, sawflies, onion flies and codling moths.
The company has also developed an all-round treatment aimed at fruit and veg growers which tackles the underground larval stage of common veg pests such as carrot fly, sciarid fly, cabbage root fly, sawflies, onion flies and codling moths.
Sciaroid but no sciarid: a review of the genus Ohakunea Tonnoir & Edwards, with the description of two new species (Insecta: Diptera: Bibionomorpha).
Control of mushroom sciarid fly Lycoriella ingenua populations with insect growth regulators applied by soil drench.
Sciarid fly and coleopteran species are the major pests in Pleurotus cultivation.
Other species of dark-wing fungus gnats were observed visiting three other species of Lepanthes in Costa Rica (Blanco & Barboza, 2005), suggesting that sciarid species may be pseudocopulatory pollinators of Lepanthes in tropical America, where more than 900 species occur (Alrich et al., 2008).
It sorts out carrot fly, cabbage root fly, leatherjackets, cutworms, onion fly, ants, caterpillars, sciarid fly (fungus gnats), gooseberry sawfly, thrips and codling moth.
Normal exclusion practices for sciarid flies do not work because the phorid is so tiny.
A: These sounds like sciarid flies, which are attracted to the humus in peat composts.
The answers were: 1) Greenfly, vine weevil, sciarid fly and aphids; 2) Phosphates, nitrogen and potassium; 3) Pieris, rhododendron, camellia, azalea, heathers and hydrangea.