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FUNGUS GNATS: Small Black Flies

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Young maggots are whitish with black heads; they feed on decaying matter; some may feed on roots; control with malathion or diazinon. A65-728; OD65-120; OR74-227
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