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Fruit Fly

Drosophila melanogaster
Fruit Fly

Range

They are found all over the world.

Habitat

They live anywhere there is rotting fruits and vegetables.

Body Traits

They are very small, only1/8 inch long. Their body is usually a light yellow to tan color with a darker bottom half (abdomen). They have a feathery bristle on their antenna and red eyes.

Habits

They fly around garbage cans or kitchen fruits and vegetables. They are weak flyers.

Diet

They eat rotting fruits and vegetables.

Reproduction

Females lay eggs in rotten food, animal feces or garbage and hatching maggots start eating!

Fruit Fly

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Family: Drosophilidae
Subfamily: Drosophilinae
Genus: Drosophila
Species: D. melanogaster

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