Definition of fungus gnat in English:

fungus gnat

Syllabification: fun·gus gnat


  • 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.

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