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blackfly, black fly  n.  (Zool.)
In the United States, a small, venomous, two-winged fly of the genus Simulium of several species, exceedingly abundant and troublesome in the northern forests; called also buffalo gnat. The larvae are aquatic. It sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals.
A black plant louse, as the bean aphis (Aphis fabae), which infests e. g. beans and sugar beets; called also bean aphid.

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"Blackfly" Quotes from Famous Books

... The big black fly was in a sorry plight; She hung and dangled in a spider's web. It was too late to make a hurried flight. The sand is sifting and the ...
— Clear Crystals • Clara M. Beede

... plants must be watched carefully for black fly, which can be kept off with Aphine. The plants will also need supports of twine or wire, or stakes, whether in the beds or ...
— Gardening Indoors and Under Glass • F. F. Rockwell

Words linked to "Blackfly" :   Aphis fabae, Simulium, aphid, bean aphid, Aphis, black fly, buffalo gnat, genus Simulium, gnat, genus Aphis

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