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blackfly Explained

blackfly at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any member of the insect family Simuliidae, comprising 300 species of small, humpbacked dipterans found worldwide. Usually black or dark gray, the blackfly has short mouthparts adapted for sucking blood. The females bite and are sometimes abundant enough to kill chickens and even cattle. Some species carry worms capable of causing human disease, incl. river blindness. In subarctic regions blackflies may be so numerous that human habitation is impossible.

blackfly at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

blackfly
n 1: blackish aphid that infests e.g. beans and sugar beets [syn:
{bean aphid}, {Aphis fabae}]
2: small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic
larvae; sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and
other mammals [syn: {black fly}, {buffalo gnat}]

blackfly at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Alternative forms

* black fly

Noun

Inter: en-noun » blackflies
  • Inter: entomolog » y A black or dark green aphid that is a common pest of agricultural crops.
    1. Inter: entomolog » y Any of various small black bloodsucking flies of the family Simuliidae.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » agricultural pest

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kirva

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » fly of the Simuliidae
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|mäkärä, Inter: t- » fi|mäkäräinen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|knislis|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Insects -
    Translation: et » blackfly
    Translation: ta » blackfly
    Translation: vi » blackfly
    Translation: zh » blackfly