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