onion fly


: a dipterous insect of the family Anthomyiidae whose larva feeds on onion bulbs
especially : an originally European insect (Hylemya antiqua) now widely distributed in America
: an insect (Tritoxa flexa) of the family Otitidae with habits like those of the onion fly

called also black onion fly

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“Onion fly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onion%20fly. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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