onion fly


noun

a small grey dipterous insect, Delia antiqua, that is a serious pest of onions. The larvae destroy the bulbs

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Example sentences from the Web for onion fly

  • It might be, continued the latter kindly, that youve been bitten by the Diptera onionensis, otherwise known as the onion-fly.

    Left Half Harmon|Ralph Henry Barbour