oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A layman collects and breeds fruit flies

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



This short article will, it is hoped, be of interest to entomologists, be they professionals or laymen. It is a brief outline of how the writer first became interested in fruit flies: an interest which grew into an absorbing hobby, and at the same time added much to the knowledge of this branch of entomology. Fruit growing, an elementary knowledge of botany, and a love of the countryside were qualifications perhaps well suited to lead one into work of this nature.

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