Fruit Fly - Part I
Trupanea nigricornis


fruit fly
This little Fruit Fly is one of many species of real "fruit flies" that
 invade fruit. The little flies invading your tomatoes inside are
Vinegar Flies. Fruit flies live in fruit and seeds outside the
home.  You older folks will remember the first
Mediterranean

fruit fly scare in the Florida fruit groves years ago.  Many of these
flies have patterned wings. Check out this outstanding photo of a fruit fly
on  Bugguide.net that imitates spiders with its wings for mating and
protection.  You can read more about this behavior here. So, the
next time you cuss out the Fruit Flies in your house, remember they
 are most likely Vinegar Flies.  Carol Davis, 8-12-2008

On to Part II of Fruit Flies


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