Tag: vinegar flies

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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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‘Spidey’ gene might unlock mystery of waxy insects

August 25, 2016 By
An international team of scientists, led by University of Hawaii at Mānoa researcher Dr. Joanne Yew, has identified a gene in fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster, also known as vinegar flies) responsible for the insect’s waterproof coating, which provides protection from... Read more»
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Hide-and-Seek With Vinegar Flies

February 25, 2016 By
Can you see the breeding site of the vinegar fly (Drosophila spp.), aka the small fruit fly, in Fig. 1? Maybe not, but you know where it has to be. If you get close enough (Fig. 2), you can see... Read more»
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