- any of a family (Tephritidae) of small dipterous flies whose larvae feed on fruits and vegetables
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- Any of various small flies of the family Drosophilidae, having larvae that feed on ripening or fermenting fruits and vegetables, especially the common species Drosophila melanogaster often used in genetic research. Also called pomace fly, vinegar fly.
- Any of various flies of the family Tephritidae, having larvae that hatch in and damage plant tissue.
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