greenfly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

green +‎ fly

Noun[edit]

greenfly (plural greenflies or greenfly)

  1. Any of several kinds of common insects green in color:
    These bats prey on greenfly.
    1. Certain aphids (Aphidoidea), commonly known as greenfly in Britain and the Commonwealth
      1. especially, Myzus persicae, green peach aphid
    2. Lucilia sericata, common green bottle fly
    3. Tabanus nigrovittatus, a biting horsefly more commonly known as the greenhead horsefly, greenhead fly, or greenhead
    4. Odontomyia chloris (syn. Musca chloris)

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