Definition of frit fly in English:

frit fly

Syllabification: frit fly

noun

  • A very small black fly whose larvae are a serious pest of cereal crops and golf-course turf.
    • Oscinella frit, family Chloropidae
    More example sentences
    • In established grasses the normal result of frit fly attack is the loss of tillers which can be replaced.
    • Adult frit flies are black with small yellow markings on the legs.
    • Injuries caused by frit fly larvae were satisfactorily controlled with insecticides applied as a seed dressing.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin frit 'particle on an ear of grain'.

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