Vinegar Flies - Family Drosophilidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Vinegar Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Vinegar Flies are small in size. They usually have red-eyes and yellowish body colour. They often attracted to fermenting or rotting fruit. 
Most of the larvae are tiny maggots that develop quickly in rotting fruit. Some are leaf miner.

Vinegar Fly
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Drosophila sp., Body length 6mm
We found this mating pair in Yugarapul Park during early summer on a Banksia tree.
Vinegar Fly
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Drosophila sp, Body length 6mm
Picture was taken in Yugarapul Park during early summer in evening.
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The fly was also found in a rainforest near Mt Nebo attracted by dropping on leaf. 
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Last updated: January 11, 2005.