Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.


Name Sources Status
Common fruit fly Bob Corrigan, uBio Trusted
fruit fly Anage Data, NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
Vinegar fly uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
Mosca comuna de la fruita Eduard Solà Trusted
Mosca del vinagre Eduard Solà Trusted


Name Sources Status
Drosophila melanogaster Unknown Trusted
Moucheron du vinaigre uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
Drosophila melanogaster Unknown Trusted
Essigfliege uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
μύγα του ξυδιού Maria Garagouni Trusted
φρουτόμυγα Maria Garagouni Trusted


Name Sources Status
Moscerino del mosto uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
Mosca de la fruta José Carlos García Fidalgo Trusted
Mosquito del vinagre uBio Trusted


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