Blow fly identification

Blow Flies

Adult blow flies range in size from 1/4 – 1/2 inch in length and have one pair of wings. The colors vary from black, metallic blue, green and yellowish-brown.

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What is the Blow Fly Diet?

The blow fly’s diet consists of dead fish, meat, carrion, animal manure, garbage, and rotting vegetable matter.

What is the Blow Fly's Reproductive Cycle?

The blow fly lays 100 – 180 eggs in their food source. The eggs normally hatch in less than one day. Developing rapidly, the blow fly will reach its adult form in 10 – 20 days.

Where do Blow Flies Live?

Although blow flies seldom cause structure damage, they can be annoying because of their constant buzzing. They are attracted to light, so are often seen flying around windows.

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