Fruit fly

Scientific name: Drosophila melanogaster
Taxonomy ID: 7227
Common name: Fruit fly
Short name: Fly
Number of genes: 13781

    The fruit fly is just about 3 mm in length. These species have predominant red eyes and are characterized by slow hovering flight in which their abdomen hangs down. Fruit flies as their name suggests love fruits, vegetables and fermenting liquids. The usual lifespan of a fruit fly is about 1 month.


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