- nounlarvae bore into and feed on apples
* * *noun: the larva of a dark brown and yellowish trypetid fly (Rhagoletis pomonella) with dark-marked wings that burrows in and feeds on apples or sometimes other fruits and is a vector of a bacterial rot of this fruit — called also railroad worm
* * *apple maggot,the larva of certain insects of the same family as the fruit fly, which feeds on the flesh of apples and carries the organisms of bacterial rot; railroad worm.
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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 Date: 1867 a dipteran fly (Rhagoletis pomonella) whose larva burrows in and feeds especially on apples … New Collegiate 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