Carrot fly



noun
a dipterous insect, Psila rosae, that is a serious pest of carrots. The larvae tunnel into the root to feed
Historical Examples

It has been observed that when singling the disturbance of the soil is favourable to the operations of the carrot fly.
The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition Sutton and Sons

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