greenfly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

green +‎ fly

Noun[edit]

greenfly (plural greenflies)

  1. Any of several kinds of common insects green in color:
    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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