leatherjacket


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leatherjacket

1. any of various tropical carangid fishes of the genera Oligoplites and Scomberoides, having a leathery skin
2. any of various brightly coloured tropical triggerfishes of the genus Monacanthus and related genera
3. the greyish-brown tough-skinned larva of certain craneflies, esp of the genus Tipula, which destroy the roots of grasses, etc.
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The incident is being linked to a weakening of turf - believed to be due to an infestation of leatherjackets, which are the larval stage of the crane fly, or daddy-long-legs.
Leatherjackets are the hells angels of the lawn world and at this time of year they're likely to be causing devastation beneath your grass.
If it's a year like we've had with plenty of rain and plenty warmth, then it perfect for leatherjackets.
Our results reveal that there were 2 groupings of species that showed high occurrence and attained the highest biomass in specific water masses in the SBB in the spring-summer season: 1) the grouping that was strongly related to SACW and was composed mostly of Argentine anchoita, Atlantic cutlassfish, rough scad, piquitinga anchovy, white snake mackerel, and Atlantic chub mackerel and 2) the grouping that was formed mostly by Brazilian sardinella, flying gurnard, false pilchard, American coastal pellona, Atlantic thread herring, castin leatherjacket, and Atlantic bumper (Chloroscombrus chrysurus) and was strongly associated with CW and areas of mixing between CW and SACW.
Snapper Pagrus auratus and Yellowfin Bream Acanthopagrus australis dominate the identified component of excavated Port Jackson fish assemblages, with Leatherjackets (Monacanthidae) and Wrasses (Labridae) common elements.
The adult looks like a large mosquito, and the immature is called a leatherjacket (Figure 15-1).
Other fish considered when developing the menu were locally caught species of leatherjacket and garfish (to minimise food miles), as well as western rock lobster, wild caught mulloway and calamari.
I caught yellowtail, garfish, and leatherjacket with the other kids, though sometimes I'd get busted up by bonito that flashed in around the pylons and picked up my floating bait.
Some of the fish, such as snapper, leatherjacket and trevally, which frequent deeper water off-shore, were probably caught by the men from the open whaleboats while waiting for whales to be sighted.
Given that a single leatherjacket provides a mean of 1.
Identification of similar shallow resources during decline development may enable the company to commence early gold production, prior to reaching the Western Leatherjacket - the initial production objective of the decline.
Crude silver wings hang simply from the back of the Angel's diamond-studded black leatherjacket.