Definition of Genus Sciara
1. Noun. Type genus of the Sciaridae: fungus gnat.
Group relationships: Family Sciaridae, Sciaridae
Member holonyms: Fungus Gnat, Sciara, Sciarid
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Sciara
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 ..."