Pest Guides

Fruit Fly

Drosophila spp.

Appearance

Fruit Fly
  • 3mm in length. Yellow–brown or mottled in colour with bright red eyes.
  • Abdomen hangs down in flight, which is slow.
  • Tend to hover.

Lifecycle

  • Develops to adult in 7–30 days.
  • Adult lives 2–9 weeks.

Habits

  • Breeds in fermenting residues found in pubs, fruit & vegetables, breweries, etc.
  • May also breed in unclean drains and cleaning utensils.