Definition of Anthomyiidae
: a large family of two-winged flies closely related to the houseflies but usually distinguished by a bristly abdomen and bristleless pleura and including a number of species of economic importance because of their plant-eating larvae (as the onion maggot, wheat bulb fly, and cabbage maggot)
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Origin and Etymology of anthomyiidae
New Latin, from Anthomyia, type genus (from 1anth- + -myia) + -idae
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