apple maggot


Origin:
1865–70, Americanism

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apple maggot
 
n
a fruit fly, Rhagoletis pomonella, the larvae of which bore into and feed on the fruit of apple trees: family Trypetidae

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Example sentences
Sticky spheres for estimating apple maggot adult abundance.
Another study involving the apple maggot and related host races will address questions on how these host species have evolved.
Insects include fall webworm cankerworms, and apple maggot.
Also snowberry may be a host for the snowberry maggot which is nearly impossible to distinguish from the apple maggot.
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