Hessian Fly

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Hessian Fly, a two-winged insect pest. It feeds on crop grasses, such as wheat, barley, and oats. It is especially harmful to winter wheat. The adult, about 1/10 of an inch (2.5 mm) long, is a long-legged, brownish insect with dusky-gray wings. The Hessian fly was introduced into America from Europe during the American Revolutionary War.


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