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fruit fly

n.
Any of various small flies of the family Drosophilidae, having larvae that feed on fermenting or decaying plant material, especially the common species Drosophila melanogaster, often used in genetic research. Also called pomace fly, vinegar fly.

fruit fly

see DROSOPHILA.
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The annihilation of fruit flies is the major source of control program for Integrated Pest Management (IPM); it is one of the effective methods to achieve sustainable agricultural production with less damage to the environment (Kogan et al.
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Fruit flies are serious agriculture hazard throughout the world and represent a threat to successful establishment of horticulture industry and trade.
The study by researchers from the University of Oxford's Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour showed that fruit flies take longer to make more difficult decisions.
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Unless stated otherwise, these three species were common to all UC Berkeley quarantine studies; other nontarget fruit flies were tested when available.