Mediterranean fruit fly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mediterranean fruit fly small black-and-white fly that damages citrus and other fruits by implanting eggs that hatch inside the fruit
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Usage

In literature:

They are particularly on the watch for the Mediterranean fruit fly and for the mongoose.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
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In news:

State agricultural officials are battling a Mediterranean fruit fly infestation in Rancho Cucamonga by introducing sterile male pests and applying an insecticide to trees and plants in the area.
There's been a little fooling around among the Mediterranean fruit fly set.
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