House Fly

House Fly

The housefly (also house fly, house-fly or common housefly), Musca domestica, is the most common of all flies found in homes, and indeed one of the most widely distributed insects, found all over the world; it is often considered a pest that can carry serious...
Fruit Fly

Fruit Fly

Drosophila are small flies, typically pale yellow to reddish brown to black, with red eyes. Many species, including the noted Hawaiian picture-wings, have distinct black patterns on the wings. The plumose (feathery) arista, bristling of the head and thorax, and wing...
Flesh Fly

Flesh Fly

Flesh-fly maggots occasionally eat other larvae although this is usually because the other larvae are smaller and get in the way. Flesh-flies and their larvae are also known to eat decaying vegetable matter and excrement and they may be found around compost piles and...
Crane Fly

Crane Fly

Crane flies are insects in the family Tipulidae. Adults are very slender, long-legged flies that may vary in length from 2-60 millimetres (0.079-2.4 in) (tropical species may exceed 100 millimetres or 3.9 in). The larvae of the European Crane Fly are commonly known as...
Cluster Fly

Cluster Fly

The cluster flies are the genus Pollenia in the blowfly family Calliphoridae. Unlike more familiar blowflies such as the bluebottle genus Phormia, they do not present a health hazard because they do not lay eggs in human food. They are strictly parasitic on...