Fruit-fly definitions

The definition of a fruit fly is a small fly that feeds on fruits and vegetables. The common name for this insect is often spelled "fruitfly." However, according to the Entomological Society of America (ESA) the correct common name of this insect is "fruit fly."

An example of a fruit fly is the small fly that flies around and lands on a bowl of ripe fruit.

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Any of various small flies of the family Drosophilidae, having larvae that feed on fermenting or decaying plant material, especially the common species Drosophila melanogaster, often used in genetic research.
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Any of various flies of the family Tephritidae, having larvae that hatch in plant tissue and are pests of fruit and vegetable crops.
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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 fermenting or decaying plant material, especially the common species Drosophila melanogaster, often used in genetic research.
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Any insect of the Tephritidae family, whose larvae damage plant tissue.
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Any insect of the Drosophilidae family, whose larvae feed on ripening fruit, especially the species Drosophila melanogaster that is used in genetic research.
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