Fruit Flies may refer to organisms called, Drosophila Melanogaster or common fruit fly. They are tiny-winged insects, brown in color, with big red eyes and a striped body that is about 3mm in length. This species breeds quickly and lay many eggs.
These insects were thought to have emerged from dirty water, rotting meat, and other foul materials. The wings of a fruit fly are proficient – beating at up to 220 times per second. Fruit flies are experts at smelling food from long distances and possess a vision that contains 760 unit eyes making them one of the most advanced among insects. With such expertise, they are usually found and can be seen near fruits (especially those that are easy to ripen) and kitchen window screens.
Fruit flies are also known to feed on alcohol such as wine and beer which are commonly used to ferment fruits and vegetables. They are not only recognized to feed on such foods but lay eggs on them as well, eggs that can hatch in just a matter of an hour turning your kitchens into a fruit fly festivity. Removing the food source itself is the first thing to eliminate fruit flies. Learn more on how to get rid of them.