Translation of leatherjacket in Spanish:

leatherjacket

Pronunciation: /ˈleðərdʒækət; ˈleðədʒækɪt/

n

  • (BrE) [Zool] larva (f) de la típula
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    • For the past several years leatherjackets have been a problem for most coastal nurseries.
    • A cultural control to use is covering a well-watered patch of grass overnight with a sheet of black plastic or a tarpaulin, so the leatherjackets rise to the surface into the moist space.
    • In August gardeners may see clouds of daddy-long-legs emerging from lawns in the early morning and this, as well as the listed damage, are sure signs of leatherjacket infestation.
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    • The wharf's pylons are shrouded in vivid sponges, host crabs, nudibranchs and pygmy leatherjackets - tiny fish that hang on to weed or sponge by their teeth.
    • The leatherjackets and wrasses continued their work below them, as tiny tubularia hydroids waved their tentacles from the hull.
    • Mosaic leatherjackets hovered, asleep in nearly every steel beam.

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