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apple maggot

noun
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism
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Examples from the web for apple maggot
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for apple maggot

apple maggot

noun
1.
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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