Fruit Flies: Reproduction, Gestation & Breeding Cycle


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Fruit flies reach sexual maturity within _____ hours into adulthood.

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1. The female fruit fly can lay _____ eggs per day.

2. How long does the fruit fly female gestate before laying her eggs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Appraise your knowledge of fruit fly breeding with this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet. You should know how long female fruit flies gestate before laying eggs, among other details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • How long it takes fruit flies to reach sexual maturity
  • The number of eggs female fruit flies can lay per day
  • How long it takes female fruit flies to lay eggs after fertilization
  • The amount of time it takes fruit flies to reach adulthood
  • Time of year when fruit flies breed

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about female fruit flies laying eggs and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about when fruit flies breed
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about fruit flies reaching adulthood

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this topic with the lesson titled Fruit Flies: Reproduction, Gestation & Breeding Cycle. Here are examples of the information you'll find in this lesson:

  • The size of fruit flies
  • How long they live
  • Their breeding cycle
  • The definition of 'seminal receptacle'