Hylemya

noun

Hy·​le·​mya
ˌhīləˈmīə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek hylē wood, forest + mya, myia fly

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“Hylemya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hylemya. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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