Fly Identification2-6mm long. Similar in appearance to the house fly but smaller.
DescriptionAdults seek large animals, including humans, and remain on and around them for hours at a time being attracted to sweat, tears, saliva and in cases of grazing animals, faeces. Transmit eye infections to humans and livestock and may also transmit other enteric diseases to humans. Only last 2-5 weeks. Eggs are inserted into the excrement of large animals (especially grazing animals). Eggs usually hatch within a day and the larvae usually leave the feeding medium to pupate in adjacent soil.