Fruit Fly Life Cycle: Eggs, Larva & Metamorphosis


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Which stage of the fruit fly life cycle starts the process of metamorphosis?

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1. Which of the following takes place during the larva stage of a fruit fly?

2. Which of the following is NOT a likely place for female fruit flies to lay their eggs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking this quiz is a fast and easy way to assess your knowledge of the fruit fly life cycle. You should be prepared to answer questions about the puparium of a fruit fly, where the females lay eggs, and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • When the process of metamorphosis takes place
  • What happens during the larva stage
  • Where female fruit flies would and would not lay their eggs
  • How long it takes a fruit fly to become sexually mature
  • What occurs inside the puparium of a fruit fly

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about when fruit fly metamorphosis occurs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the larva stage
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the fruit fly life cycle, like where a female fruit fly might lay eggs

Additional Learning

To continue your studies on this topic, be sure to review the lesson titled Fruit Fly Life Cycle: Eggs, Larva & Metamorphosis. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • The first stage of the fruit fly life cycle
  • How temperature affects the life cycle
  • The changing shape of the abdomen
  • How long adult fruit flies can live