Cabbage fly


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(Zool.) a small two-winged fly (Anthomyia brassicæ), which feeds, in the larval or maggot state, on the roots of the cabbage, often doing much damage to the crop.

See also: Cabbage

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Sometimes cabbage fly can be a pest, but one way to keep them at bay is to provide a collar around the stem made out of some old carpet or heavy fabric.
Rosemary - good to be planted with carrots, beans and cabbage as it puts off cabbage fly and repels some bean pests.
This is nothing compared to a cabbage fly, which could produce a mass of descendants weighing 800million tonnes - twice the weight of the world's human population - by the end of just a year.