Fecal Attraction: Fruit Flies Poop To Lure Others

Scientists in Japan have discovered that fecal deposits carry the fruit fly’s pheromone flag, increasing the flies’ chances of mating.

Harmful Bacteria Hitch A Ride On Houseflies

Scientists in Singapore have sequenced the genomes of flies and their associated bacteria to demonstrate that flies may be used for disease monitoring.

Fruit Flies Ignore Their Hunger To Pupate

Researchers have found a circuit of nerve cells in fruit fly brains that push them to enter the pupal stage, despite a lack of proteins in their diet.

Hawaiian Fruit Fly Ancestry More Complex Than Previously Thought

New research refuting the ‘single Hawaiian origin’ hypothesis shows that fruit flies have plural ancestors spanning various continents.