Blow Fly

Adult measured about 8-10 mm. Blow fly are metallic blue, green, or black in color and giving out “buzzing” sound during flight. Adult blow flies feed on a variety of materials, but the larvae of most species are scavengers that live on carrion or dung. The adults lay their eggs on the carcasses of dead organisms, and the larvae (maggots) feed on the decaying flesh. The larvae of some species (e.g., Calliphora, Cochliomyia) also sometimes infest open wounds of living animals.

Fruit Fly

Adult about 1/8 inch long. Typical morphology of fruit fly is they have red eyes with the front part of the body is tan and the rear part is black. Fruit flies are especially attracted to ripened fruits and vegetables in the kitchen. But they also will breed in drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cans, trash containers, mops and cleaning rags. They are considered nuisance to people. The reproductive potential of fruit flies is enormous; when the surrounding is conducive, they are able to lay about 500 eggs. Complete life cycle from egg -> adult in a week.

Drain Fly

Adult size measured 1.5 – 5mm in length. Short hairy bodies and wings appearance. They usually have their wings held over their back forming a roof-like structure during resting. They breed in floor trap, plumbing drains and sewage systems and feed on the organic matters.

Flesh Fly

Adult size is about 10-13mm. They have gray bodies with three black stripes on the thorax and the abdomen has a light and dark gray checkerboard pattern with red tip. It is not common to see them in houses or restaurants. They usually breed manure, decaying organic matter and animal flesh or meat. Complete life cycle takes about 10-14 days.

House Fly, Musca dosmetica

Adult size ranging from 6 to 9 mm. House fly is non-metallic, light to dark grey, dorsal surface of the thorax has 4 broad black longitudinal stripes, antennae barely seen. Mouthpart is designed for sucking fluid and semifluid food. When not in used – the mouthpart is partially drawn into head capsule. They feed on almost all food for human, rotting vegetable, carcasses, excreta and vomit - almost all organic food. House fly likes indoors, avoiding direct sunlight.

Life cycle

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Horse Fly

Adult size ranging from 19 to 32 mm. Horse is slightly bigger in size where they have clear/solidly colored wings and brightly colored eyes. Robust fly, prefer to fly in sunlight, avoiding dark and shady areas, and are inactive at night. The larvae of horse fly develop in the mud along pond edges or stream banks, wetlands, or seepage areas. Some are aquatic and a few develop in relatively dry soil. Females lay batches of 25 to 1,000 eggs on water plant or wet sites.

Crane Fly

Adult size measured up to 3cm. They look similar to oversized mosquito, a slender body and stilt-like legs that are deciduous, easily coming off the body. Larval habitats include all kinds of freshwater, semiaquatic environments.