Fungus-gnat

fungus gnat

noun
any of several mosquitolike insects of the family Mycetophilidae, the larvae of which feed on fungi or decaying vegetation.

Origin:
1880–85

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fungus gnat

noun
1. minute blackish gregarious flies destructive to mushrooms and seedlings 
2. mosquito-like insect whose larvae feed on fungi or decaying vegetation 
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