Root Maggots

Catalogue Type
Plant Pests Catalogue
Scientific Name
Anthomyia spp
Distinguishing Characters
Adults (1/5 inch long) are dark gray flies that look like the common housefly, only smaller.
They lay their eggs in the soil at the base of host plants and are very good at detecting newly planted seed beds.
Maggots (1/3 – 1/4 inch long) are small, yellowish white, legless larvae with tapered or pointed heads and a rear end that is blunt.
Host Crop
Raddish and other root crops
Photo of Insect
Photo of Damaged Crop