Share this entry
fungus gnat Line breaks: fun¦gus gnat

Definition of fungus gnat in English:


A small, 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.
Definition of fungus gnat in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources