Image of the Day: Rare Fly

The first (and until recently, last) time the vinegar fly (Drosophila gentica) was collected was in 1954 in El Salvador. D. gentica was the second-most common fruit fly species caught in 30 traps placed in Los Angeles backyards as part of a 2014 citizen science project.

The Scientist Staff
May 8, 2015

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, KELSEY BAILEY

(See “Strange little flies in the big city: exotic flower-breeding Drosophilidae (Diptera) in urban Los Angeles,” PLOS ONE, 2015.)

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