Drosophila sp. - Vinegar Fly, Fruit Fly  
  Drosophilidae  

Also called Fruit Fly, they form a cloud above a piece of decaying fruit.

Because these flies were always found in fermenting wine or beer that had gone bad, turned to vinegar, they were called the Vinegar Fly.

Drosophila sp. have played a significant role in the development of genetics. 

 
   
     

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