Fruit Flies

Description 3mm in length. Yellow–brown or mottled in color. Bright red eyes. Abdomen hangs down in flight, which is slow. Biology They can breed in rotten fruit, unclean drains and even cleaning utensils. Develops to adult in 7–30 days. Adult lives 2–9 weeks. In ideal temperature conditions, fruit flies can complete their development in as…

House Flies

Description Adult — 5–8mm in length; thorax grey with 4 narrow stripes; abdomen buff or yellow; 4th wing vein bent and wing tips slightly pointed. Larva — White and tapers to a point at the head end. 2 spiracle “spots” at the hind end. Legless. 12 mm long when mature. Biology Eggs laid in batches…

Cluster Fly

Description 6–10mm in length. Dark grey–olive thorax clothed with crinkled golden–brown hairs. Wings overlap when at rest. Sluggish in flight. Biology Eggs laid in soil. Larva develop in earthworms. Habits Often found in large numbers in roof voids in Autumn where they over–winter.

Clothes Moth

Description Approx. 8-10 mm long. Golden buff in colour. Wings are fringed with no markings. Wingspan about 12 mm.   Biology Completes lifecycle in 3- 8 months. Larva up to 12 mm long when full grown. Often found in a network of silken tubing. Habits Can damage a variety of animal products, including wool, fur,…