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vinegar fly

Scientific Name
Drosophila melanogaster
Scientific Author
Meigen
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Drosophilidae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Lateral view - female
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Caption
Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, March 2007, K. Walker
Source
Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Wildtype flies have red eyes, are yellow-brown in colour, and have transverse black rings across their abdomen. They exhibit sexual dimorphism: females are about 2.5 mm long; males are slightly smaller and the back of their bodies are darker. Males can be distinguished from females based on colour differences (males have a distinct black patch at the abdomen)and the sexcombs (a row of dark bristles on the tarsus of the first leg).
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
05/03/2007 11:04 AEST
Last Updated
05/03/2007 23:04 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) vinegar fly (Drosophila melanogaster) Updated on 3/5/2007 11:04:58 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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