noun Hy·le·mya \ˌhīləˈmīə\

Definition of Hylemya

  1. :  a genus of two-winged flies (family Anthomyiidae) including numerous species having larvae that are maggots (as the onion maggot) boring in economically important plants

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Origin and Etymology of hylemya

New Latin, from Greek hylē wood, forest + mya, myia fly — more at midge

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