pomace fly


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pomace fly

n.
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Noun1.pomace fly - any of numerous small insects whose larvae feed on fruitspomace fly - any of numerous small insects whose larvae feed on fruits
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
apple maggot, railroad worm, Rhagoletis pomonella - larvae bore into and feed on apples
Ceratitis capitata, medfly, Mediterranean fruit fly - small black-and-white fly that damages citrus and other fruits by implanting eggs that hatch inside the fruit
drosophila, Drosophila melanogaster - small fruit fly used by Thomas Hunt Morgan in studying basic mechanisms of inheritance
vinegar fly - flies whose larvae feed on pickles and imperfectly sealed preserves
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The reactions of the pomace fly, Drosophila ampelophila Loew, to odorous substances.
folkersti was encountered only during the first two sample dates (26 July and 31 July), while the sap beetle and a pomace fly (Drosophila sp.