Definition of root fly in English:

root fly


  • 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)

    • ‘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.’