beetfly

beetfly

(ˈbiːtˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
(Animals) a muscid fly, Pegomyia hyoscyami: a common pest of beets and mangel-wurzels. Also called: mangold fly
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Physiological changes in sugar beets after attachk by beetflies caused a mortality rise in beetfly larvae that later munched on the plants.