Fruit Flies Have The Longest Sperm Of Any Organism On Earth

NPR – May 11, 2015 (From article “Exotic Vinegar Flies invade California”)

There are more than 1,500 fruit fly species around the world. And don’t let their tiny bodies fool you. The males pack a punch: They have the longest sperm of any organism on Earth. One species (D. bifurca) has 2.3-inch long sperm cells.

Do female fruit flies wince or sigh,
In the presence of an unzipped fly?

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