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apple maggot

n
(Animals) a fruit fly, Rhagoletis pomonella, the larvae of which bore into and feed on the fruit of apple trees: family Trypetidae

ap′ple mag`got


n.
the larva of a fruit fly, Rhagoletis pomonella, that is a serious pest of apples.
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Noun1.apple maggot - larvae bore into and feed on applesapple maggot - larvae bore into and feed on apples
fruit fly, pomace fly - any of numerous small insects whose larvae feed on fruits
genus Rhagoletis, Rhagoletis - a genus of Trypetidae
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Spectral response of the compound eye of the wild and laboratory-reared apple maggot fly, Rhagoletis pomonella.
We also used red Styrofoam balls brushed with Tanglefoot to keep the apple maggot fly at bay.
The apple maggot fly (Rhagoletis pomonella), is one possible example of speciation in progress.
The apple maggot fly offers a glimpse of how such developmental effects translate into real-world evolution, Gottlieb adds.
The scientists say similar decoys can be tailor-made for other insect pests closely related to the apple maggot fly.
We have discovered many parallels between the fall webworm and the apple maggot fly with respect to the prewintering period.
The apple maggot fly, Rhagoletis pomonella, has been at the center of a long standing controversy concerning modes of speciation (Bush 1966, Futuyma and Meyer 1980).