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spotted wing drosophila on berry

spotted wing drosophila on berry

Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) is fairly unusual among fruit flies because it is attracted to not-quite-ripe or ripe fruit, and it is able to tear the fruit open with serrated hindquarters, which allows it to deposit eggs in ripening fruit. (Photo credit: Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org)

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