Vinegar Fly

Vinegar Fly

Appearance

 

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  • 1/8" in length. Yellow–brown or mottled in colour with bright red eyes.
  • Abdomen hangs down in flight, which is slow.
  • Tend to hover.

 

Lifecycle

  • Female can lay up to 500 eggs
  • Develops to adult in about 7 days.
  • Adult only lives for about 2 weeks

Habits

  • Breeds in fermenting residues found in pubs, fruit & vegetables, breweries, etc.
  • Larvae feeds on bacteria and yeast in rotting fruit and veg
  • May also breed in unclean drains and cleaning utensils

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