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BUFFALO GNATS [1 record]

Record 1 2016-05-16


Subject field(s)
  • Insects, Centipedes, Spiders, and Scorpions
Universal entry(ies)

... the Simuliidae ... presents us ... with some troublesome pests. These are small, compact insects, commonly called black flies or buffalo gnats ... Similar species of the genus occur in North America.

Key term(s)
  • black fly
  • blackfly


  • Insectes, mille-pattes, araignées et scorpions
Entrée(s) universelle(s)

Ce sont des diptères de petites dimensions car ils atteignent cinq millimètres de long au maximum; ils ont un corps de couleur sombre couvert d'un duvet jaunâtre [...] ils ont des pattes courtes et un corps trapu.


Cette vedette se retrouve généralement au pluriel, autant en français qu'en anglais.

Key term(s)
  • mouche noire


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