Bluebottle Fly

Shiny, metallic blue or green; 1/4- to 3/8-inch. Habitat Bottle flies are one of the first insects to reach a dead animal, and the sudden appearance of dozens of them…

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Drain Fly

Hairy or fuzzy, resembling a tiny moth; black or brown. About 1/4-inch. Habitat Drain flies breed in heavily decaying organic matter that remains fairly wet. They are commonly found in…

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Fruit Fly

Tan brown with red eyes; 1/8-inch. Habitat Fruit flies are attracted primarily to fresh fruits and vegetables, although any freshly decaying, moist organic matter will do. Once indoors, fruit flies…

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Gnat

Tiny flies ranging from 1 mm to 1/4-inch; black or brown, with very long thin legs and wings. Habitat Rotting logs and similar fungi- and mold-laden settings are ideal places…

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House Fly

Usually gray, with four black stripes on their backs; less than 1/4-inch. Habitat As their name implies, house flies are the most common type found in homes. They lay their…

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