pomace fly

pomace fly
noun
any of numerous small insects whose larvae feed on fruits
Syn: ↑fruit fly
Hyponyms:

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noun

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pomace fly,
any one of a group of several flies whose larvae live in decaying fruit; fruit fly.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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