Anas·​tre·​pha | \ əˈnastrəfə \

Definition of Anastrepha

: a genus of tropical American fruit flies (family Trypetidae) including a number of destructive pests of citrus

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First Known Use of Anastrepha

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anastrepha

New Latin, from Greek anastrephein to turn back, from ana- + strephein to turn

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“Anastrepha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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