Definition of Sciara
1. Noun. Minute blackish gregarious flies destructive to mushrooms and seedlings.
Generic synonyms: Dipteran, Dipteron, Dipterous Insect, Two-winged Insects
Group relationships: Genus Sciara
Specialized synonyms: Armyworm
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sciara
Literary usage of Sciara
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Southern Italy and Sicily: With Excursions to Malta, Sardinia, Tunis, and by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1908)
"... almost all of which again fall within the crater or roll harmlessly down the sciara, a slope descending on the NW at an angle of 35° and continued for ..."
2. Adventures in the Libyan Desert and the Oasis of Jupiter Ammon by Bayle St. John (1849)
"... call the " Desert of Dogs " — Last View of Alexandria — Coast—Valley — Reach Abusi'r — Giovanni sciara- bati — Discussions with the ..."
3. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1896)
"Three species of sciara have been bred from potato tubers during the ... I have recently reared the other species, which I will mention as sciara species No ..."
4. Bulletin by Maine Agricultural Experiment Station (1913)
"255, sciara I'arians, var c. 256, sciara habilis. 257, sciara ... 95.98) a species of sciara seriously injurious to cucumbers in forcing houses. ..."
5. Narrative of a Three Years' Residence in Italy, 1819-1822: With by Selina Martin (1831)
"THE palace in which we have apartments is called Palazzo Nuovo di sciara: the one adjoining is the old palace, also belonging to the same prince. ..."