Botrytis cinerea carried by adult fungus gnats
(Diptera: Sciaridae) in container nurseries.
Vogel S and Martens J: A survey of the function of the lethal kettle traps of Arisaema (Araceae), with records of pollinating fungus gnats
(Diptera: Bolitophilidae, Keroplatidae and Mycetophilidae) from the Maltese islands.
The hunter fly's soil-dwelling larvae are also predatory, feeding mainly on larvae of other insects, including fungus gnats
breed in areas affected by moisture where mildew is growing, and may continue to be a problem in the coming months, especially in coastal areas, like NJ's Barrier Islands, which are still closed off to many homeowners.
Studies of fungus gnats
in the Afrotropics were dominated by the late Loi'c Matile (1938-2000).
These tiny flies are often called fungus gnats
or mushroom flies and, as they are feeding on the organic matter, they are actually beneficial.
Both the young stage and adult fungus gnats
spread disease from sick to healthy plants.
A: The bugs you have are fungus gnats
, tiny flylike creatures that can become a terrible nuisance around indoor plants.
MESSAGE: Safari is a new super-systemic insecticide with quick up-take and knockdown that controls a variety of pests including whiteflies, aphids, scape, fungus gnats
, leafminers and mealybugs.
Carlton of the University of Arkansas' entomology department identified the culprits as dark-winged fungus gnats
, Bradysia impatiens.
For years, greenhouse operators have been fighting pesty, root-eating fungus gnats
on poinsettia plants.
Ornazin(TM) has been developed for greenhouse, turf and ornamental markets to control a wide range of insects including whiteflies, fungus gnats
, leafminers, aphids, thrips, armyworms, weevils, Japanese beetles, sawflies and turf pests.
If you are troubled by small black flies hovering around your plants, they likely are fungus gnats
or shore flies.
2 SCIARID FLY of fungus gnats
attack seedlings or plants when compost is kept a little too moist.