frit fly


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frit fly

n.
Any of several small flies of the family Chloropidae, especially Oscinella frit, having larvae that are destructive to cereal plants such as oats and wheat.

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frit fly

n
1. (Animals) a small black dipterous fly, Oscinella frit, whose larvae are destructive to barley, wheat, rye, oats, etc: family Chloropidae