Experience the world of small with fruit fly life’s most important event mating
The wonder of nature is unpredictable and always creates a sense of awe. If you have ever observed nature from close you must be knowing the beauty of it and the magic that it only expresses to those who are sick of the answer to the question. This article would be concerned about an organism that is always around you.
If you remember those tiny flies that fly over vegetables and fruits then you already know it. It is called fruit fly but scientifically it is called Drosophila melanogaster. This organism follows a series of events to perform mating or copulation with a counter-partner.
The process of mating starts with orientation. During this process, the male tries to orient himself in a particular direction that is toward the female. The second phase is chase. And in this process male part chases the female part. The next phase is tapping. In this process, male fruit fly senses female sex pheromones with gustatory organ on the forelegs.
Next is the courtship song in which the male fruit fly vibrates its wings in a particular way to attract females toward him. In licking part of the mail legs the female genital area through his proboscis. Environmental last step the mail tries to spread the legs of a female fruit fly and transfer sperm from him to her genitalia. Male tries to grab the female with her forelegs and curl her abdomen. Once sperms are ejaculated, the female is freed and the sperm stays in the storage part of the female that it uses over time to fuse it with her eggs.