family Drosophilidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Drosophilidae - fruit flies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Diptera, order Diptera - a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
genus Drosophila - a genus of Drosophilidae
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A total of 1,313 adult flies of the family Drosophilidae (Diptera) was collected.
Drosophila is belonging to the family Drosophilidae, also called "fruit flies" and less frequently called pomace flies, vinegar flies, or wine flies, Drosophila feed mostly on unripe or ripe fruit.
The family Drosophilidae may not be the most common of all fly families, but members of this family can be easily found anywhere around rotting and decaying fruit.

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