syrphid fly

syr·​phid fly | \ ˈsər-fəd- How to pronounce syrphid fly (audio) , ˈsir- \

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Recent Examples on the Web This pest has insufficient enemies in the garden, although minute pirate bugs and the larvae of the lacewing and syrphid fly are predators. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Aug. 2022 The insect to me looks like a syrphid fly larvae that is eating aphids. oregonlive, 11 June 2022 Minute pirate bugs and the larvae of the lacewing and syrphid fly do attack them, but in our gardens right now, chilli thrips are pests without sufficient enemies. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 July 2021 Also look for evidence of natural enemies, such as lady beetles, lacewings and syrphid fly larvae. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of syrphid fly

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for syrphid fly

New Latin Syrphidae, from Syrphus, genus of flies, from Greek syrphos gnat

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The first known use of syrphid fly was circa 1891

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“Syrphid fly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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