Definition of bulb fly in English:

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bulb fly

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A hoverfly that resembles a bumblebee, with larvae that are pests of daffodil bulbs.
  • Merodon equestris, family Syrphidae.
Example sentences
  • Daffodils may be attacked by bulb flies or the Narcissus nematode, a microscopic organism in the soil.
  • Insecticides are recommended if you've had an infestation of narcissus bulb flies or gladiolus thrips.
  • Aphids and bulb flies can be controlled by spraying with sprays such as pest oil, Pyrethrum, Maldison or Rogor.

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