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Meaning of MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  small black-and-white fly that damages citrus and other fruits by implanting eggs that hatch inside the fruit
 
 Synonyms: Ceratitis capitata, medfly
 
 See Also: Ceratitis, fruit fly, genus Ceratitis, pomace fly

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mediterranean fruit fly\
A two-winged fly ({Ceratitis capitata}) with black and white
markings, native of the Mediterranean countries, but now
widely distributed. Its larva lives in ripening oranges,
peaches, and other fruits, causing them to decay and fall.



 

 

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