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18 Wild-type Morphology THIRD INSTAR LARVA DORSAL THIRD INSTAR LARVA GONADS VENTRAL mouth hooks denticle belts trachea 1 mm PUPA DORSAL SEX COMBS IN PUPAE LATERAL Malpighian tubules 19 Atlas of Drosophila Morphology Pupal development The images on this plate are stills from a time-lapse movie of the pupal development of a wild-type fly from pupariation to adult eclosion (4 days at 25°C). Each image is assigned two values: a “P stage” from Bainbridge and Bownes (1981), and the percentage of completed pupal development.
1981). Staging the metamorphosis of Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of embryology and experimental morphology, 66, 57–80. 5% P15 100% 21 Atlas of Drosophila Morphology Eclosion and virgins Newly enclosed flies, both males and females, are strikingly pale in appearance. Their pigmentation darkens progressively over the next few hours following emergence. Upon eclosion the fly wings are neatly folded and are gray in wild-type flies. In the next 30 min, the wings unfold. For the next 2 h, the wings remain fragile and are held at a slight angle away from the body.
Gonads are visible in side view, against a dark background and ideally with back-illumination. Gonads are located on each side (black arrowheads), in the posterior third of the larva, slightly below the dorsal trachea. The males gonads are about five times bigger than the female gonads. They can be distinguished from the fat body in both sexes as they are translucent, while the fat body is milky. Pupae can be sexed on the last day of the pupal stage, when the cuticular structures become pigmented and the sex combs become visible on the ventral face of the male pupa (white arrowheads).