Insects Database
 Insects and other Arthropoda
 Flies
 Drosophilidae
 Small fruit fly
 Species overview
 Pictures

 AntsPics
 ArachnidsPics
 BeesPics
 BeetlesPics
 Booklice - BarkfliesPics
 BugsPics
 BumblebeesPics
 CicadasPics
 Crane fliesPics
 DragonfliesPics
 EarwigsPics
 FliesPics
 IsopodsPics
 LocustsPics
 MayfliesPics
 MecopteraPics
 MosquitoesPics
 Moths & ButterfliesPics
 MyriapodsPics
 Net-winged insectsPics
 Plant-parasitic HemipteransPics
 Praying MantisesPics
 TermitesPics
 WaspsPics
Vinegar Fly - Drosophilidae
Vinegar Fly - Drosophilidae


Drosophilidae
Drosophilidae are a family of flies. About 3000 species occur worldwide, approximately 50 of which can be found in Germany. Drosophilidae are usually 2 mm in length but can reach body lengths of 1-6 mm. They live in forests, forest edges and in areas populated by humans. They prefer compost heaps and all places in which fruits are stored or grown. Many species are thus described as hemerophilous.
Vinegar Fly
Vinegar Fly
Female Drosophilidae lay up to 400 eggs in decomposing plant material or in other substrates, which the hatching larvae then feed on. The development of the larvae takes place in 3 stages over about two weeks. The larvae feed on dead parts of plants or rotting fruits. They mainly eat the microorganisms which are involved in the decomposition of plant materials. The larvae of other species are omnivorous and eat their way through plant stems or leaves. Others live off fungal cultures or prey on omnivorous insects. Drosophilidae reproduce several times a year.

Genera137
Species6.068
Common namesFruit flies, Vinegar flies, Small fruit flies, Pomace flies
German namesTaufliegen, Obstfliegen, Fruchtfliegen, Gärfliegen, Mostfliegen, Essigfliegen
Dutch namesFruitvliegjes
Danish namesBananfluer
Finnish namesMahlakärpäset
Norwegian namesFruktfluer
Swedish namesDaggflugor
AuthorRondani, 1856
Distribution
Checklists

Continents:

Eurasia
America
Africa
Oceania
Antarctica


Ecozones:

Nearctic
Afrotropical
Neotropical
Indo-Australian region
Holarctic


Fossils:

Cenozoic
Paleozoic


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesDrosophilidae in bie.ala.org.au
Drosophilidae in faunaeur.org
Drosophilidae in itis.gov
Drosophilidae in dyntaxa.se
Drosophilidae in Wikipedia (English)

Further chapters of "Drosophilidae"
- Small fruit fly
Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Vinegar Fly - Drosophilidae
2. Vinegar Fly
Quick search: Drosophilidae - Larvae - Insects - Rotting - Heaps - Fly
Species - Plant - Vinegar - Feed - Eat - Fruits - Worldwide - Edges
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderDiptera
True flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats, Flies
SuborderBrachycera
Short-horned flies, Muscoid flies, Circular-seamed flies, Flies
InfraorderMuscomorpha
SectionSchizophora
SubsectionAcalyptratae
Acalyptrate muscoids
SuperfamilyEphydroidea
FamilyDrosophilidae
Fruit flies, Vinegar flies, Small fruit flies, Pomace flies
AuthorRondani, 1856
 Species overview
 Pictures

Keywords
ABCDEFGHIJKLM
NOPQRSTUVWXYZ
German Flag Taufliegen
 Arthropoda (Database)
 Contact
 Copyrights
 Distribution Tree
 Glossary
 Imprint
 New pictures
 Taxonomy Tree
 Unknown insects
 Unknown spiders


New chapters:
Egyptian Locust
Bird grasshoppers
Spanish bee
Kalotermes flavicollis
Termites
Stiletto flies
Chrysomya albiceps
Toadfly
Green blowfly
Sphaerophoria rueppelli
White-banded Digger Bee
House mosquito
Discrete Chaperon
Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Villa hottentotta
Eumenes mediterraneus
Andrena morio
Giant Furrow-Bee
Dull-headed Blood-bee
Halictinae


Frequent Queries:
larvae drosophilidae (1)
drosophilidae pictures (1)
images of insects that as larvae live in rotting heaps (1)
Picture of Drosophilidae insects (1)
larvae of drosophilidae (1)
drosophilidae culture (1)