Definition of Apple maggot
1. Noun. Larvae bore into and feed on apples.
Generic synonyms: Fruit Fly, Pomace Fly
Group relationships: Genus Rhagoletis, Rhagoletis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Apple Maggot
Literary usage of Apple maggot
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Manual of Fruit Insects by Mark Vernon Slingerland, Cyrus Richard Crosby (1914)
"THE apple maggot Rhagoletis pomonella Walsh This native American insect, although originally feeding in the fruit of the wild thorn, has during the past ..."
2. The American Apple Orchard: A Sketch of the Practice of Apple Growing in by Frank Albert Waugh (1908)
"apple maggot—The apple maggot, frequently called also the railroad worm, ... The apple maggot hatches from a small fly which deposits her egg just under the ..."
3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"The apple maggot tunnels its way through nnd through the flesh of a large percentage of the apples in the northern sections of the country. ..."
4. Agriculture and Life; a Text-book for Normal Schools and Teachers' Reading by Arthur D. Cromwell (1915)
"The apple maggot.—It may be the so-called worm in the apple is not the brown-headed, white, codling moth larva but instead the larva of the apple maggot . ..."
5. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"Apples injured or "railroaded" by the apple maggot show discolored winding burrows, ... Distribution The apple maggot is a native American species, ..."