Mediterranean fruit fly

noun

Definition of Mediterranean fruit fly

: a small widely distributed yellowish-brown dipteran fly (Ceratitis capitata) with a banded abdomen whose larva lives and feeds in ripening fruit

called also medfly

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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