Definition of Genus Sciara

1. Noun. Type genus of the Sciaridae: fungus gnat.

Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Sciaridae, Sciaridae
Member holonyms: Fungus Gnat, Sciara, Sciarid

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Sciara

genus Schaffneria
genus Schefflera
genus Schinus
genus Schistosoma
genus Schizachyrium
genus Schizaea
genus Schizanthus
genus Schizopetalon
genus Schizophragma
genus Schizosaccharomyces
genus Schlumbergera
genus Schomburgkia
genus Sciadopitys
genus Sciaena
genus Sciaenops
genus Sciara (current term)
genus Scilla
genus Scincella
genus Scincus
genus Scindapsus
genus Scirpus
genus Sciurus
genus Scleranthus
genus Scleroderma
genus Sclerotinia
genus Sclerotium
genus Scolopax
genus Scolopendrium
genus Scolymus
genus Scolytus

Literary usage of Genus Sciara

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"In the last number of Psyche (September, 1880), Dr. HA Hagen gives some references to a fly belonging to the genus Sciara, which has been dubbed the "Yellow ..."

2. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"... one species was supposed to belong to the genus Sciara which makes the beautiful crimson, eye-like spots often seen on the leaves of the silver maple, ..."

3. A Manual for the Study of Insects by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1895)
"The larvae of some species of the genus Sciara often attract attention on account of a strange habit they have of sticking together in dense patches. ..."

4. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"To this" family belongs the so-called yellow fever fly, a species of the genus Sciara, which in North America is said to appear when yellow fever is ..."

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