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Fungus gnats are flies that are greenhouse pests as well as common household pests. The adults are slender, mosquito-like, and delicate with long legs and one pair of clear wings. They are about bout 1/8 inch (3-4mm) long and grayish to black. The larvae are slender pale worm like maggots in the soil with a dark head. They can be up to пњљ inch long. Fungus gnats are in the order Diptera and family Sciaridae.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
March 16, 2016