apple maggot

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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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Lethal and sublethal effects of imidacloprid on apple maggot fly, Rhagoletis pomonella Walsh (Diptera, Tephritidae).
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.