Talk:Tephritidae

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Untitled[edit]

shouldn't the be a section noting that the fruit fly was the first animal to have its genome mapped? Slayerx675 19:06, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Wrong animal, please read articles before posting Plcoffey (talk) 23:23, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Add topic for fruit fly control[edit]

Greetings, I'm no bio expert. May I suggest adding a section on how to control or eliminate fruit flies? It was the reason I looked this up. Responsiblebum 08:57, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

divisions[edit]

Shouldn't the subfamilies listen in the text be in the taxobox and the genera listed in the different subfamily pages? Plcoffey (talk) 23:23, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Extermination![edit]

If you would like to get rid of these little buggers but don't have time to mess around with bottle traps and vinegar, try this, "Oven Trap" method.

  • Cover your plates, food, and appliances with plastic sheeting.
  • Place the fruit (like a banana) on the middle rack of the oven.
  • Leave the oven door overnight. The flies will then swarm towards the fruit.
  • The next day, quietly close the oven door and set it to 300 degrees.
  • After all the flies have roasted to their death, clean out the oven.

Gnome9er (talk) 13:51, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

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