Tag: Drosophila

Photo: Mark Sheperdigian, BCE

Why do vinegar flies love onions?

December 20, 2017 By
Whenever you see bulk onions in a produce section or in a storeroom, walk by and gently jostle them. Read more»
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Natural Catch Fruit Fly Trap

Bio-Logic Resources Inc.: Natural Catch Fruit Fly Trap

December 16, 2015 By
The patented, non-toxic Natural Catch Fruit Fly Trap is made from food-grade material approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the company says. The triangular base provides stability to avoid spillage. To activate the 30-day trap, simply puncture the... Read more»
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Drosophila gentica. PHOTO: Dr. David Grimaldi, American Natural History Museum

L.A. fly species prefers flowers to fruit

September 3, 2015 By
If a fruit fly infestation is leaving you stumped, consider the possibility of it being Drosophila gentica, a species that was previously considered to be present only in Central America. A study done by a research team from New York’s... Read more»
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Did You Know: Phorid Flies

May 14, 2015 By
The phorid fly is also known as the humpback fly and scuttle fly because it has to make a running start before takeoff. The family includes a species known as the coffin fly (Conicera tibialis) and the world’s smallest fly,... Read more»