[med-flahy] /ˈmɛdˌflaɪ/

noun, plural medflies.
a small, black and white, irregularly banded two-winged fly, Ceratitis capitata, of many warm regions, that damages citrus and other succulent fruit crops by implanting eggs that hatch into maggots within the fruit.
noun (pl) -fly, -flies
another name for Mediterranean fruit fly
a species of dipterous fly, Ceratitis capitata, having marbled wings, whose maggots tunnel into fruits such as citrus, peach, and vine in the Mediterranean area, South Africa, and elsewhere: family Trypetidae Also called medfly
Mediterranean fruit fly


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