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narcissus fly

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Definition of narcissus fly in English:

noun

Another term for bulb fly.
Example sentences
  • The larvae of narcissus flies, which resemble maggots, commonly affect narcissus and hyacinth bulbs.
  • First of all, it should be noted that you won't find narcissus flies in the average household.
  • Characteristic of the large narcissus fly is that the damage caused is not clearly visible from the outside.

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