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leatherjacket
American English: /ˈlɛðərˌdʒækət/
British English: /ˈlɛðədʒakɪt/

Translation of leatherjacket in Spanish:

noun

  • (British English) (Zoology)
    larva (feminine) de la típula
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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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