FILTH FLIES LIFE CYCLE

  1. Eggs are laid singly but piled together, 350-900 eggs/female lifetime.

    House, Drain, Fruit, Phorid
    House
  2. Livestock facilities often allow for large populations of _ flies.

    House, Drain, Fruit, Phorid
    House
  3. Maggots emerge from eggs less than 24 hours, burrow into food source. Maggots leave food source for drier place before pupation. Adults live 15-25 days, egg to adult in 8 days in warm weather.

    House, Drain, Fruit, Phorid
    House
  4. Larvae = complete peritreme, serpentine respiratory slits

    House, Drain, Fruit, Phorid
    House
  5. Latrine fly, canyon fly, coastal fly

    Eye gnat, Flesh, Dung, Lesser house
    Lesser house fly
  6. Eggs deposited in semi-liquid environment: animal excrement (mammals and birds), grass clippings, compost piles, garbage cans.

    Eye gnat, Flesh, Dung, Lesser house
    Lesser house fly
  7. Larvae seek out dry place to pupate. Egg to adult in 2.5 to 3 weeks.

    Flesh, Dung, Lesser house
    Lesser house fly
  8. Tiny eggs deposited on fermenting surfaces. Larvae emerge and feed in same place. Prefer very liquid places. Maggots have respiratory stalk on hind end. Egg to adult in 8-20 days, temp dependent.

    House, Drain, Fruit, Phorid,
    Fruit fly
  9. AKA filter and sewage flies

    House, Drain, Fruit, Phorid,
    Drain fly
  10. Eggs laid in wet or moist places. Larvae and pupae often found in sewage beds, drains, water traps. Larvae feed on algae, fungi, and organic sludge. Eggs to adult in 21 days.

    House, Drain, Fruit, Phorid,
    Drain fly
  11. Tiny eggs laid in soil. Larvae feed on plant roots, organic mulch, fungi, compost, grass clippings. Several generations per year.

    Cluster, Soldier, Crane, Fungus,
    Fungus
  12. Eggs laid on decaying organic matter. Prolific breeders. Egg to adult in 14 days. Capable of completing entire life cycle underground.

    House, Drain, Fruit, Phorid,
    Phorid
  13. Eggs laid on corpses, carcasses, meat, human food, and garbage. Garbage cans most important sites in urban areas.

    Soldier, Crane, Fungus, Blow/Bottle,
    BLOW/BOTTLE
  14. Maggots emerge quickly, feed on surface, burrow as they develop. Pupation occurs below ground when possible. Egg to adult in 9-21 days.

    Soldier, Crane, Fungus, Blow/Bottle,
    BLOW/BOTTLE
  15. Eggs laid in soil. Larvae parasite of earthworm, 11-14 day development. Pupate in soil. Up to 4 generations/summer. Egg to adult in 4-6 weeks.

    Cluster, Soldier, Crane, Fungus
    Cluster
  16. Ovolarviparous. Fertilized eggs withheld, deposited as larvae. Competitive advantage. Larvae placed on human and animal feces, garbage, decaying meat. Burrow into soil to pupate.

    Fungus, Blow/Bottle, Eye gnat, Flesh,
    Flesh
  17. Maggots develop in animal excrement. Cycle nutrients and break down dung. Pupate in soil. Very short life cycle.

    Blow/Bottle, Eye gnat, Flesh, Dung
    Dung
  18. Females mate right after pupation. Mature eggs present at emergence. Eggs deposited in wet soil or algae after mating. Wide range in egg deposition sites. Larvae help cycle nutrients. Eat algae, plant tissue, some predatory

    Phorid, Cluster, Soldier, Crane,
    Crane fly
  19. Eggs laid in moist, organic material. Human and animal excrement. Liquify breeding media (prevents drying). Will occasionally pupate in bathrooms.

    Fruit, Phorid, Cluster, Soldier,
    Soldier fly
  20. Tiny eggs laid on, or just below, surface of decaying fruit/vegetables, manure, decaying grass clippings/peanut greens/agricultural waste. Egg to adult in 3 weeks. Larval stage is longest.

    Crane, Fungus, Blow/Bottle, Eye gnat,
    Eye gnat
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FILTH FLIES LIFE CYCLE
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FILTH FLIES LIFE CYCLE
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