Translation of leatherjacket in Spanish:

leatherjacket

larva de la típula, n.

Pronunciation /ˈlɛðədʒakɪt//ˈlɛðərˌdʒækət/

noun

British
Zoology

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    larva de la típula feminine
    • During the day, leatherjackets mostly stay underground, but on damp, warm nights they come to the surface to feed on the aboveground parts of many plants.
    • A cultural control to use is covering a well-watered patch of grass overnight with a sheet of black plastic or a tarpaulin, so the leatherjackets rise to the surface into the moist space.
    • The leatherjackets and wrasses continued their work below them, as tiny tubularia hydroids waved their tentacles from the hull.
    • A solitary leatherjacket was spotted on the deck, and it relished biting into my finger, which was cut on some of the sharp metal deeper in the ship.
    • For the past several years leatherjackets have been a problem for most coastal nurseries.
    • The wharf's pylons are shrouded in vivid sponges, host crabs, nudibranchs and pygmy leatherjackets - tiny fish that hang on to weed or sponge by their teeth.
    • Mosaic leatherjackets hovered, asleep in nearly every steel beam.
    • In August gardeners may see clouds of daddy-long-legs emerging from lawns in the early morning and this, as well as the listed damage, are sure signs of leatherjacket infestation.
    • These tiny nematodes will clear your lawn and flower beds of leatherjackets - without harming anything else.
    • There are four types of leatherjackets usually kept at the Marine Discovery Centre.