apple maggot

apple maggot
noun Date: 1867 a dipteran fly (Rhagoletis pomonella) whose larva burrows in and feeds especially on apples

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • apple maggot — ☆ apple maggot n. 1. a fruit fly larva (Rhagoletis pomonella) that infests apples and other fruits 2. the winged adult stage of this fruit fly * * * …   Universalium

  • apple maggot — ☆ apple maggot n. 1. a fruit fly larva (Rhagoletis pomonella) that infests apples and other fruits 2. the winged adult stage of this fruit fly …   English World dictionary

  • Apple maggot — Taxobox name = Apple maggot regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Diptera familia = Tephritidae subfamilia = Trypetinae tribus = Carpomyiini genus = Rhagoletis species = R. pomonella binomial = Rhagoletis pomonella… …   Wikipedia

  • apple maggot — noun larvae bore into and feed on apples • Syn: ↑railroad worm, ↑Rhagoletis pomonella • Hypernyms: ↑fruit fly, ↑pomace fly • Member Holonyms: ↑Rhagoletis, ↑genus Rhagolet …   Useful english dictionary

  • apple maggot. — See railroad worm. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • apple maggot — ap′ple mag got n. ent the larva of a fruit fly, Rhagoletis pomonella, that is a serious pest of apples …   From formal English to slang

  • apple maggot. — See railroad worm. [1865 70, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maggot (disambiguation) — A maggot is the larva of a fly. Maggot or Maggott may also refer to: Contents 1 In music 2 Fictional characters 3 Other uses 4 See also …   Wikipedia

  • apple fly — noun : fruit fly * * * apple fly, an adult apple maggot …   Useful english dictionary

  • blueberry maggot — noun : the larva of a trypetid fly (Rhagoletis mendax) that is similar in habits to the apple maggot but usually attacks blueberries …   Useful english dictionary

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