Definition of Blackfly

1. Noun. Blackish aphid that infests e.g. beans and sugar beets.

Exact synonyms: Aphis Fabae, Bean Aphid
Generic synonyms: Aphid
Group relationships: Aphis, Genus Aphis



2. Noun. Small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvae; sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals.
Exact synonyms: Black Fly, Buffalo Gnat
Generic synonyms: Gnat
Group relationships: Genus Simulium, Simulium

Definition of Blackfly

1. Noun. (entomology) A black or dark green aphid that is a common pest of agricultural crops. ¹

2. Noun. (entomology) Any of various small black bloodsucking flies of the family ''Simuliidae''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blackfly

1. a biting fly [n -FLIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blackfly

blackeys
blackface
blackfaces
blackfeet
blackfella
blackfellas
blackfeller
blackfellers
blackfellow
blackfellows
blackfin
blackfins
blackfish
blackfishes
blackflies
blackfly (current term)
blackfold
blackfoot daisy
blackfriar
blackfriars
blackguard
blackguarded
blackguarding
blackguardism
blackguardisms
blackguardly
blackguards
blackgum
blackgums
blackhander

Literary usage of Blackfly

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

1. Effects of the Eruptions of Mount St. Helens on Physical, Chemical, and by Douglas B. Lee (1998)
"Of the remaining sites, a very simplified community was found in July, composed primarily of midges and blackfly larvae (98—100 percent of the total number ..."

2. Water Quality Indicators Guide: Surface Waters by Charles R. Terrell (1993)
"... Megaloptera Riffle Beetle blackfly Aquatic Sowbugs Aquatic r~y Earthworms ^ Tubificid Worms Rat-tailed Maggot Oligochaeta Gill Snails Fingernail Clams ..."

3. The Natural History of Insects by James Rennie, John Obadiah Westwood (1835)
"A small species, from the account of its tormenting propensities, is known in North America by the name of "the blackfly," &c., and we feel, ..."

4. Effects of the Eruptions of Mount St. Helens on Physical, Chemical, and by Douglas B. Lee (1998)
"Of the remaining sites, a very simplified community was found in July, composed primarily of midges and blackfly larvae (98—100 percent of the total number ..."

5. Water Quality Indicators Guide: Surface Waters by Charles R. Terrell (1993)
"... Megaloptera Riffle Beetle blackfly Aquatic Sowbugs Aquatic r~y Earthworms ^ Tubificid Worms Rat-tailed Maggot Oligochaeta Gill Snails Fingernail Clams ..."

6. The Natural History of Insects by James Rennie, John Obadiah Westwood (1835)
"A small species, from the account of its tormenting propensities, is known in North America by the name of "the blackfly," &c., and we feel, ..."

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