Definition of fungus gnat in English:

fungus gnat

Syllabification: fun·gus gnat

noun

  • A slender and delicate fly whose larvae feed chiefly on fungi.
    • Family Mycetophilidae: numerous species
    More example sentences
    • They're being eaten by the larvae of the fungus gnat.
    • The family appears to be a member of the extant group Sciaroidea, which includes fungus gnats and gall midges, though precise relationships remain unclear.
    • The hunter fly's soil-dwelling larvae are also predatory, feeding mainly on larvae of other insects, including fungus gnats.

More definitions of fungus gnat

Definition of fungus gnat in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea