Fly IdentificationThe common Fruit fly is 3mm in length and yellow–brown or mottled in colour. It has bright red eyes. The abdomen hangs down in flight, which is slow, and they tend to hover.
DescriptionFruit flies are commonly found infesting fruit or hovering around fermenting residues found in pubs, fruit orchards & vegetables plots and breweries. They can breed in rotten fruit, unclean drains and even cleaning utensils. Develops to adult in 7–30 days. Adult lives 2–9 weeks. In ideal temperature conditions, fruit flies can complete their development in as little as 1 week.