- any insect of the Tephritidae family, whose larvae damage plant tissue.
- any insect of the Drosophilidae family, whose larvae feed on ripening fruit, especially the species Drosophila melanogaster that is used in genetic research.
- German: Taufliege , Essigfliege , Obstfliege , Fruchtfliege
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