BITING FLIES LIFE CYCLE

  1. Groups of 100-1000 eggs are laid on foliage and rocks, over or near water. Larvae can be terrestrial, aquatic or in between. Larvae consume organic matter in soil.

    Mosquito, Deer fly, Horse fly, Stable fly, Black fly, Biting midge
    Deer fly
  2. Groups of 100-1000 eggs are laid on foliage and rocks, over or near water. Larvae prefer dry environments and consume insects and other invertebrates.






    A) horse fly
  3. Eggs are attached to rocks and vegetation in shallow, fast moving rivers and streams.






    D) black fly
  4. Larvae attach themselves to an aquatic substrate are filter feeders, pupation occurs under water. Egg to adult in 3+ weeks.






    F) black fly
  5. Eggs are laid in organic matter (like manure), maggots prefer hay mixed with manure and urine. Egg to adult in less than one month.






    F) stable fly
  6. Eggs are laid in salt marshes, standing water in tree holes and mud.






    F) biting midge
  7. Long larval period, several months to 2 years.






    E) biting midge
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BITING FLIES LIFE CYCLE
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BITING FLIES LIFE CYCLE
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