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  •  In the United States, a small, venomous, two-winged fly of the genus Simulium of several species, exceedingly abundant and troublesome in the northern forests; -- called also buffalo gnat. The larvæ are aquatic. It sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals.  [WordNet 1.5]
  •  A black plant louse, as the bean aphis (Aphis fabæ), which infests e. g. beans and sugar beets; -- called also bean aphid.  [WordNet 1.5]


blackfly, n. (pl. -flies) any of various thrips or aphids, esp. Aphis fabae, infesting plants.

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