Drosophila – What is a Drosophila?
Definition of a Drosophila
Commonly referred to as a “fruit fly”, Drosophila is slender and very small in size, about three millimeters. It is found especially where there is presence of fruit in a state of decomposition or liquids in fermentation, where the female will deposit her eggs. The laying is 25 to 35 eggs per day and the larvae burrow and feed on these fermented materials. Its presence is more unpleasant than harmful. Its complete life cycle varies from eight to ten days.