• synonyms

cabbage root fly


a dipterous fly, Erioischia brassicae, whose larvae feed on the roots and stems of cabbages and other brassicas: family Muscidae (houseflies, etc)


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Nearby words

cabbage lettuce, cabbage looper, cabbage moth, cabbage palm, cabbage palmetto, cabbage root fly, cabbage rose, cabbage tree, cabbage white, cabbage-tree hat, cabbagehead
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