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FUNGUS GNATS: Characteristics and Controls

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Small black flies in numbers; young maggots are whitish with black head, legless, and feed on decaying organic matter; some may feed on roots of cymbidiums; spray malathion several times at weekly intervals; or use Diazinon once. AH10
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