Deep Look

This Freaky Fruit Fly Lays Eggs in Your Strawberries

Season 9 Episode 8 | 4m 33s | Video has closed captioning.

The spotted wing drosophila may look like a common fruit fly, but it’s so much worse. Just as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are ripening in the field, this fly saws into them and lays her eggs inside. The growing maggots turn the fruit into a mushy mess. Could a wasp and its own hungry maggots save the day?

Aired: 06/06/22

Rating: NR

From:

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning