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Noun: blackfly  'blak,flI
  1. Blackish aphid that infests e.g. beans and sugar beets
    - bean aphid, Aphis fabae
     
  2. Small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvae; sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals
    - black fly, buffalo gnat

Derived forms: blackflies, black flies

Type of: aphid, gnat

Part of: Aphis, genus Aphis, genus Simulium, Simulium

Encyclopedia: Blackfly