AskDefine | Define blackfly

Dictionary Definition



1 blackish aphid that infests e.g. beans and sugar beets [syn: 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 [syn: black fly, buffalo gnat]

User Contributed Dictionary



blackfly (plural blackflies)
  1. A black or dark green aphid that is a common pest of crops.
  2. Any of various small black bloodsucking flies of the family Simuliidae

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Blackfly, black-fly, or black fly can refer to:
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