celery fly


Definition of celery fly

1 : a small brown-winged green-eyed European fly (Trypeta, or Acidia, heraclei) whose larvae are leaf miners in celery, parsnips, and uncultivated related plants
2 : an Australian agromyzid fly whose larvae mine celery stalks

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“Celery fly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celery%20fly. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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