Definition of carrot fly in English:

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carrot fly


A small fly whose larvae are a widespread pest of carrots, burrowing into the roots.
  • Psila rosae, family Psilidae.
Example sentences
  • The same treatment will keep the carrot fly away from that crop.
  • Plant it among the cabbages and with onions and carrots to repel carrot fly.
  • I leave sowing carrots until June to avoid the first attack of carrot fly, but children will eat them at any size and a row sown now will be far enough on before the roots have become woodwormed by the larvae.

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