Share this entry

Share this page


Saltos de línea: black|fly
Pronunciación: /ˈblakflʌɪ

Definición de blackfly en inglés:

sustantivo (plural igual or blackflies)

1A black or dark green aphid which is a common pest of crops and gardens.
  • Several species in the family Aphididae, in particular Aphis fabae
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Hover flies and lace wings control aphids and blackfly.
  • Most common are greenfly on roses and blackfly on nasturtiums and broad beans, but dozens of their relations also attack other plants.
  • One or two other insidious pests have crept almost unnoticed into my garden this month including blackfly, which have infested the tall flowering stems of the cardoons.
2 (also black fly) A small black fly, the female of which sucks blood and can transmit a number of serious human and animal diseases.
  • Family Simuliidae: Simulium and other genera
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Similarly, the device mimics a human by emitting a plume of carbon dioxide, heat and moisture, and an attractant, octenol, which targets mosquitoes, biting midges, black flies and sandflies.
  • Other blood feeding insects or mites that may occasionally be pests of poultry include: chigger mites, biting midges, and black flies (turkey gnats).
  • In fact, in their effort to discourage the world's mosquitoes, blackflies, sand flies and ticks, consumers spend an estimated $200 million annually on sprays, liquids, lotions, candles and other anti-insect concoctions.

Palabras que riman con blackfly

Adlai • gadflydamselfly

Definición de blackfly en:

Share this entry

Share this page


¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día coxcomb
Pronunciación: ˈkɒkskəʊm
a vain and conceited man; a dandy