Moth fly identification for pest control in MA, ME, and NH

Moth Flies

Adult moth flies are about 1/16 – 1/4 inch in length and range in color from yellowish, brownish-gray to a blackish color. Their wings are shaped similar to a leaf and have white specks on them. Both the body and the wings are hairy. The antennae are long and fuzzy looking.

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What is the Moth Fly's Diet?

Moth flies feed on nectar and polluted water.

What is the Moth Fly's Reproductive Cycle?

The adult female moth fly lays 30 to 100 eggs on the gel like film inside drains and garbage containers. From the time the egg is laid and the developmental stages it goes through it is about 7 to 28 days before the fly emerges. Generally, the moth fly will remain in the area where it hatched.

Where do Moth Flies Live?

Moth flies are also commonly known as drain flies. Due to their small size, they are able to enter structures through window or door screens. They are poor fliers, so are usually seen crawling on surfaces.

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