COMMON VINEGAR FLY FACTS
The Common Fruit Fly is yellow brown with black rings across the abdomen with red eyes, are yellow-brown in colour. Males are darker coloured on the rear half of the abdomen. This is an exotic species of fly that is found in all states of Australia
Common Fruit Fly
length to 2.5mm. Females are larger than males.
Drosophila are the small brown flies you see around decaying fruits in a fruit bowl. They are not agricultural pests and are seen mostly where fruit and vegetables are stored, or left to rot.
Eggs are about 0.5mm long and hatch into work like maggots. The larvae pupate after three moults and emerge as adult flies.
|Common Name:||Common Vinegar Fly|
Relatives in same Genus
Vinegar Fly (D. unknown species)