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Fruit Flies

Drosophila species


Fruit Flies

•  3mm in length. Yellow–brown or mottled in colour with bright red eyes.

•  Abdomen hangs down in flight, which is slow.

•  Tend to hover.


•  Develops to adult in 7–30 days.

•  Adult lives 2–9 weeks.


•  Breeds in fermenting residues found in pubs, fruit & vegetables, breweries, etc.

•  May also breed in unclean drains and cleaning utensils.