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Fly - Fruit or Vinegar Fly

Insect

(Drosophila melanogaster)
Fly - Fruit or Vinegar Fly
Appearance

Adult : very small, light yellow to brown colour, with large, red eyes. Up to 3mm long, weak fliers.

Life Cycle

Eggs are laid on surfaces of rotting fruit. Larvae feed on yeast and fungi growing on the fruit and pupate before emerging as adults. Entire cycle usually takes 18-20 days

Notes

Generally found hovering in swarms around decaying vegetation and overripe fruit and near garbage bins in kitchens.