A dark slender fly whose larvae may cause serious damage to the roots of crops.
- Family Anthomyiidae: many genera and species, including the cabbage root fly (Delia radicum)
More example sentences
- After thinning, remember to construct 300 mm-high walls of horticultural fleece around or over the carrots to help prevent attacks from carrot root fly.
Definition of root fly in:
- The US English dictionary