A close-up of the ommatidia and hairs that make up the Drosophila compound eye

scienceisbeauty: A close-up of the ommatidia and hairs that make up the Drosophila compound eye.

Online Developmental Biology: Introduction to Drosophila - YouTube

A fruit fly embryo from when it was about two-and-a-half hours old until it walked away from the microscope as a larva, filmed by a new microscope (MuVi-SPIM.

The Genetically Insane's Drosophila Christmas bows.  Make-win!

The Genetically Insane's Drosophila Christmas bows.

Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) courtship set to Barry White sound track…

Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) courtship set to Barry White sound track…

"Your Baby Looks Like Your Ex—Shocking New Research Shows Previous Partners' Sperm May Lurk Inside You."

You Are Not a Fruit Fly: Why You Should Side-Eye Science Headlines

"Your Baby Looks Like Your Ex—Shocking New Research Shows Previous Partners' Sperm May Lurk Inside You."

The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster contracts and relaxes its flight muscles 200 times a second. - Credit: Frank Schnorrer / MPI of Biochemistry

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

Flies are real flight artists, although they only have small wings compared to their body size. Scientists have recently identified the genetic switch that regulates the formation of flight muscles.

Giant drosophila mutants fabric by chantal_pare on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Giant drosophila mutants fabric by chantal_pare on Spoonflower - custom fabric

FlyLifeCycle-3

FlyLifeCycle-3

Flickr Search: drosophila | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Flickr Search: drosophila | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Fascinating how closely related we are to the tiny fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.  Mother Nature clearly conserves her good designs.  Models of skin, neurodegenerative, muscle and now cardiovascular diseases are found in this little creature's genome.  http://dmm.biologists.org/content/4/3/411.full.pdf+html

Fascinating how closely related we are to the tiny fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Mother Nature clearly conserves her good designs. Models of skin, neurodegenerative, muscle and now cardiovascular diseases are found in this little creature's genome. http://dmm.biologists.org/content/4/3/411.full.pdf+html

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