I am the most common of all flies and always found in the company of humans, human activities or homes. I am inactive
What I eat:
As a larva, I eat organic material like plants,
food or juices in trash cans. As an adult, I can only
drink liquids, usually the juices of decaying or sweet
What I look like:
I have two eyes, but there are over
4,000 smaller 'eyes' in each main eye. I am usually
black with transparent wings and up to ¼ inch long.
How I am born:
I go through four stages of development:
egg, larva, pupa and adult. I fully develop in only about
10 days. Females can lay 2,500 eggs in just a month. As an
adult fly, I live from around 30 to 60 days.