is more widely known as the common fruit fly. It has been a major source of scientific research, especially in the study of genetics. Professor Thomas H. Morgan first studied this species in the early 1900’s, and he waited for many long, long hours before he observed any change in the flies. Any change at all would have been welcome, and one day he was thrilled to see that out of all the flies with red eyes, there was a single critter with white eyes. This was only the beginning of a series of experiments that would forever change twentieth-century science.
Sketch by me! I would like to make a more detailed painting at some point.