Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

House fly larvae

Musca domestica Linnaeus

Order: Diptera
Family: Muscidae

Size range

  • About 6–8 mm


  • Worldwide distribution

Life History

  • Annoying pests and disease carriers
  • Maggots feed on decaying plant and animal matter
  • Adults, being more mobile, feed from a wide range of sources. They have a keen sense of smell

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