frit fly

frit fly
frit fly
n.
[< ? FRIT, from the glazed, shining appearance of the fly's body]
any of a family (Chloropidae) of tiny dipterous flies whose larvae destroy grain, esp. a black species (Oscinella frit)

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  • frit fly — “ noun Etymology: origin unknown : a fly of the family Chloropidae (especially Oscinella frit) injurious to grain in Europe * * * a minute European fly, Oscinella frit, the larvae of which are serious pests of wheat and other cereals. [1880 85;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • frit fly — a minute European fly, Oscinella frit, the larvae of which are serious pests of wheat and other cereals. [1880 85; of obscure orig.] * * * ▪ insect also called  chloropid fly        any small fly of the family Chloropidae (order Diptera),… …   Universalium

  • frit fly — noun a very small black fly whose larvae are a serious pest of cereal crops and maize. [Oscinella frit.] Origin C19: from L. frit particle on an ear of corn …   English new terms dictionary

  • frit-fly — n. (pl. flies) a small fly, Oscinella frit, of which the larvae are destructive to cereals. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

  • swedish fly — noun Usage: usually capitalized S : frit fly …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oscinis frit — Oscinian Os*cin i*an, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of dipterous flies of the family {Oscinid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: Some, whose larv[ae] live in the stalks, are very destructive to barley, wheat, and rye; others, as the barley… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fritfly — frit fly n. Any of several small flies of the family Chloropidae, especially Oscinella frit, having larvae that are destructive to cereal plants such as oats and wheat.   [Origin unknown.] * * * …   Universalium

  • dipteran — /dip teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. dipterous (def. 1). n. 2. a dipterous insect. [1835 45; DIPTER(A) + AN] * * * Any member of the more than 85,000 species in the insect order Diptera (the two winged, or true, flies), characterized by the use of only one… …   Universalium

  • Fritfliege — Frịt|flie|ge 〈f. 19〉 bis zu 3 mm lange, glänzend schwarze Halmfliege, deren Larven die Herztriebe des Getreides im Grunde zerstören: Oscinella frit [<engl. frit fly „Frit , Haferfliege“] * * * Frịtfliege,   Oscinẹlla frịt, 2 mm lange… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Agriculture in the United Kingdom — A combine harvester in Scotland Agriculture in the United Kingdom uses around 71% of the country s land area and contributes about 0.6% of its gross value added. The UK produces less than 60% of the food it eats and the industry s share of the… …   Wikipedia

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