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Drosophila (Tanzania)
Author: Muhammad Mahdi Karim
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Essigfliegen
• English: vinegar flies


The species of this family normally breed in over-ripe or rotten fruits, but at least a few species are primary fruit pests, that is, they infest ripening fruits and berries. Several species have been introduced outside their native range and some have become agricultural and nuisance pests.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

The following genera and individual species are currently entered under Drosophilidae: