Vinegar Fly (two
See "Fruit Fly" for the
Male and Female Vinegar Flies (genus Drosophila) annoying my beautiful
yellow tomatoes (they're-ripe-when-
they're-yellow kind). The female is smaller (right) and has a darker
on the abdomen but neither has any
markings on the wings, like the one below. These flies are mistakingly
Flies" by gardeners who
battle them in the kitchen all through the growing season. The
best way to control these is to wash your fruit
thoroughly before you ever bring it into the house.
Carol Davis, 8-20-2008
Vinegar Fly on Antelope Island. Vinegar
off fruit or off sap, decaying matter, etc.
This particular genus has partial stripes on its wings which gives it a
more appealing look
than the little orange ones that feed on my tomatoes and pears.
© Carol Davis, 7-30-2008
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