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Gnat

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A gnat is any of many species of tiny flying insects in the dipterid suborder Nematocera, especially those in the families Mycetophilidae, Anisopodidae and Sciaridae. [1]

30 relations: Anisopodidae, Aquatic insect, Black fly, Carnivore, Cecidomyiidae, Ceratopogonidae, Chloropidae, Container garden, Culicoides, Enicocephalidae, Fire ant, Flower, Fly, Fungus gnat, Gall, Greenhouse, Hessian fly, Insect, Larva, Midge, Mushroom, Mycetophilidae, Nematocera, Orchidaceae, Phylogenetics, Pleurothallidinae, Sandfly, Sciaridae, South America, Swarm behaviour.

Anisopodidae

The Anisopodidae are a small cosmopolitan family of gnat-like flies known as wood gnats or window-gnats, with 154 described extant species in 15 genera, and several described fossil taxa.

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Aquatic insect

Aquatic insects or water insects live some portion of their life cycle in the water.

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Black fly

A black fly (sometimes called a buffalo gnat, turkey gnat, or white socks) is any member of the family Simuliidae of the Culicomorpha infraorder.

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Carnivore

A carnivore, meaning "meat eater" (Latin, caro, genitive carnis, meaning "meat" or "flesh" and vorare meaning "to devour"), is an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue, whether through predation or scavenging.

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Cecidomyiidae

Cecidomyiidae (sometimes misspelled "Cecidomyidae") is a family of flies known as gall midges or gall gnats.

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Ceratopogonidae

Ceratopogonidae, or biting midges, are a family of small flies (1–4 mm long) in the order Diptera.

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Chloropidae

The Chloropidae are a family of flies commonly known as frit flies or grass flies.

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Container garden

Container gardening or pot gardening is the practice of growing plants, including edible plants, exclusively in containers instead of planting them in the ground.

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Culicoides

Culicoides is a genus of biting midges in the family Ceratopogonidae.

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Enicocephalidae

Enicocephalidae, also called unique-headed bugs and gnat bugs, are a family of 130 species of the suborder heteroptera.

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Fire ant

Fire ant is the common name for several species of ants in the genus Solenopsis.

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Flower

A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms).

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Fly

True flies are insects of the order Diptera, the name being derived from the Greek δι- di- "two", and πτερόν pteron "wings".

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Fungus gnat

Fungus gnats are small, dark, short-lived gnats, of the families Sciaridae, Diadocidiidae, Ditomyiidae, Keroplatidae, Bolitophilidae, and Mycetophilidae (order Diptera); they comprise six of the seven families placed in the superfamily Sciaroidea.

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Gall

Galls or cecidia are a kind of swelling growth on the external tissues of plants or animals.

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Greenhouse

A greenhouse (also called a glasshouse) is a structure with walls and roof made mainly of transparent material, such as glass, in which plants requiring regulated climatic conditions are grown.

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Hessian fly

The Hessian fly or barley midge, Mayetiola destructor, is a species of fly that is a significant pest of cereal crops including wheat, barley and rye.

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Insect

Insects or Insecta (from Latin insectum) are hexapod invertebrates and the largest group within the arthropod phylum.

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Larva

A larva (plural: larvae) is a distinct juvenile form many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults.

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Midge

Midges are a group of insects that include many kinds of small flies.

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Mushroom

A mushroom, or toadstool, is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source.

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Mycetophilidae

The Mycetophilidae are a family of small flies, forming the bulk of those species known as fungus gnats.

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Nematocera

The Nematocera (thread-horns) are a suborder of elongated flies with thin, segmented antennae and mostly aquatic larvae, consisting of the mosquitoes, crane flies, gnats, black flies, and midges.

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Orchidaceae

The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful and fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family.

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Phylogenetics

In biology, phylogenetics (Greek: φυλή, φῦλον – phylé, phylon.

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Pleurothallidinae

The Pleurothallidinae are a neotropical subtribe of plants of the orchid family (Orchidaceae) including 29 genera in more than 4000 species.

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Sandfly

Sandfly (or sand fly) is a colloquial name for any species or genus of flying, biting, blood-sucking dipteran (fly) encountered in sandy areas.

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Sciaridae

The Sciaridae are a family of flies, commonly known as dark-winged fungus gnats.

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South America

South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Swarm behaviour

Swarm behaviour, or swarming, is a collective behaviour exhibited by entities, particularly animals, of similar size which aggregate together, perhaps milling about the same spot or perhaps moving en masse or migrating in some direction.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnat

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