fungus gnat meaning

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Noun: fungus gnat  fúnggus nat
  1. Minute blackish gregarious flies destructive to mushrooms and seedlings
    - sciara, sciarid 
  2. Mosquito-like insect whose larvae feed on fungi or decaying vegetation

Derived forms: fungus gnats

Type of: dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects

Part of: family Mycetophylidae, genus Sciara, Mycetophilidae

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  1. A . That little cloud of bugs is most likely fungus gnats.
  2. Springtails and fungus gnats have also been suggested as pollinators.
  3. Mushroom compost may also contain pesticide residues, particularly organochlorides used against the fungus gnat.
  4. Extension horticulturist Skip Richter suspects these are fungus gnats, which live in moist houseplant soil.
  5. Someone either brought their fungus gnats along from the old office, or in on a new plant.

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