One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Belonging to or characteristic of the family Agromyzidae, which comprises small dipteran flies whose larvae tunnel within the leaves of plants.
An agromyzid fly.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. From scientific Latin Agromyzidae, family name from Agromyza, genus name (C. F. Fallén Specim. Entomol. novam Diptera Disponendi Methodum Exhibens 21; from ancient Greek ἀγρο- + μύζειν to suck + scientific Latin -a) + -idae.
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