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
fruit fly Paleobiology Database Trusted
pomace flies NCBI Taxonomy, uBio Trusted
small fruit flies uBio Unknown
vinegar flies uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
drosophiles Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), uBio Trusted
moucherons Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), uBio Trusted
mouches du vinaigre Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), uBio Trusted


Name Sources Status
Essigfliegen uBio Unknown
Taufliegen uBio Unknown


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