railroad worm

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Related to railroad worm: apple maggot
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Noun1.railroad worm - larvae bore into and feed on applesrailroad worm - 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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Glowing terrestrial organisms include Motyxia sequoia, one of only eight bioluminescent millipede species worldwide; and the railroad worm, a larval beetle that resembles a passenger train seen at night, with red "headlights" and yellowish-green "windows" on its sides.