Fruit fly

Fruit Fly

Fruit Fly-Drosophila Melanogaster

Color-Tan/ light abdomen with RED eyes.

Legs-Six   Shape-Oval   Size-3mm   Antennae-Yes with feathery bristle    Flying-Yes

Region- Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Fruit flies are small irritating pests that are commonly found in Calgary homes, restaurants and other facilities where food is processed.  Fruit flies feed on decaying fruits and vegetables and tend to concentrate around the food source. They are found on moist, decaying matter that has been stationary for several days.  Fruit flies are found in unsanitary conditions, so they are a potential health concern.