Definition of fungus gnat in English:

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fungus gnat


A slender and delicate fly whose larvae feed chiefly on fungi.
  • Family Mycetophilidae: numerous species.
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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Syllabification: fun·gus gnat

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