Fruit Flies Are Cannibals

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Interesting discovery about the common fruit fly, one of the most widely studied animals in the world, and one of its cousins. It seems there's always something new to see, even right under our noses. 

Young Flies Cannibalize The Plump - Science News

"In a feeding test, more than a third of the younger larvae survived by eating nothing but the older ones.

“I have never read or heard about this, and I was absolutely stunned that nobody has ever noticed this before,” said Thomas Flatt of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna."

Thanks to Erin for the news tip. 


  1. Utterly disgusting :O

  2. At least I didn't include any pictures of larvae. . .

    1. Yes, again I really, really appreciate it :D


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