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onion fly

noun
  1. a small grey dipterous insect, Delia antiqua, that is a serious pest of onions. The larvae destroy the bulbs
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  • It might be, continued the latter kindly, that youve been bitten by the Diptera onionensis, otherwise known as the onion-fly.

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