vinegar fly

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flies whose larvae feed on pickles and imperfectly sealed preserves

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Caption: Michigan State University Extension's Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center received federal funding to combat the Spotted Wing Drosophila, an invasive Asian vinegar fly that particularly enjoys tart cherries.
Tinier than your average fruit fly, between 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch, the spotted wing drosophila is known as a vinegar fly because it belongs to a family of insects attracted to rotting fruit.
A drosophilist is one who uses the vinegar fly in the study of genetics.
Max Moulds, collection manager of the Entomology Department of the Australian Museum, holds five vinegar fly specimens from the museum's insect collection in Sydney.