medfly : Definition, Usages, News and More
- 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.