Definition of Fungus gnat

1. Noun. Minute blackish gregarious flies destructive to mushrooms and seedlings.

Exact synonyms: Sciara, Sciarid
Generic synonyms: Dipteran, Dipteron, Dipterous Insect, Two-winged Insects
Group relationships: Genus Sciara
Specialized synonyms: Armyworm



2. Noun. Mosquito-like insect whose larvae feed on fungi or decaying vegetation.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fungus Gnat

fungoid
fungoids
fungological
fungologist
fungologists
fungology
fungosities
fungosity
fungous
fungous foot
fungs
fungus
fungus ball
fungus family
fungus genus
fungus gnat (current term)
fungus kingdom
fungus order
funguses
funguslike
fungusproof
fungusproofed
fungusproofing
funhouse
funhouses
funic
funicle
funicles
funicular
funicular graft

Literary usage of Fungus gnat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"FUNGUS-GNAT. See FUNGUS-EATERS ; GNATS. FUNK, Franz Xaver von, German Catholic theologian: b. Abts-Gmünd, Württemberg, 1840; d. 1907. ..."

2. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1907)
"A fungus gnat, enticed perhaps by the striped house of refuge from cold spring winds, and with a prospect of food below, enters and slides down the inside ..."

3. New Zealand Adventure Guide by Bette Flagler (2005)
"They are the larval stage of the fungus gnat, which is a relative of the mosquito. They attach themselves to cave roofs (or overhangs) and produce a 20 to ..."

4. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1900)
"A fungus gnat, enticed perhaps by the striped house of refuge from cold spring winds, and with a prospect of food below, enters and slides down the inside ..."

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