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Phorid Fly (Hump-backed Fly)

Megaselia scalaris

Appearance

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  • Adults are 1/64-1/4” long
  • Hump-backed appearance.
  • Color is brown ,black to yellowish.

Lifecycle

  • Females lay between 1-100 eggs at one time, up to 749 in her lifetime.

Habits

  • Larvae breed in a wide variety of moist decaying organic matter.
  • Unusual breeding sites include; broken sewage pipe leaks under concrete slabs, tin of boot polish, bucket of animal based glue. And body fluids in mausoleums.

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