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Fly - Drosophila Melanogaster

This illustration depicts a dorsal view of the “Common fruit" fly, or “Vinegar” fly, Drosophila melanogaster, a member of the family Drosophilidae.


Under laboratory conditions, this member of the genus Drosophila, is often used as a biologic model in studies focused on genetics, physiology, and evolution.


Attracted to decaying and fermenting vegetable matter, this fly is a member of the phylum Arthropoda, and the class, Insecta, adult D. melanogaster have 3 body divisions, a head, which has one pair of antennae, or "feelers", a thorax, which gives rise to three pairs of jointed legs, one pair of flight wings, and a pair of modified wings used to stabilize the fly known as halteres, and an abdomen, which usually has no obvious appendages.


Links: Fly Development

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