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  • n  small black-and-white fly that damages citrus and other fruits by implanting eggs that hatch inside the fruit

  • The medfly, as it is known, is a dreaded pest that could devastate Florida's billion-dollar citrus and vegetable industry if allowed to spread.
  • Now at last the state's anti-medfly force has been induced to yield a bit -- to avoid possible harm to an endangered species named the Stephens' kangaroo rat.
  • Some scientists see the scare as a sneak preview of what could be the worst infestation since the medfly plague in 1980-82.

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