Anthomyiidae

plural noun An·tho·my·ii·dae

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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