• Size: 3 to 4 mm long.
  • Color: Beige to yellowish brown with red eyes usually bright.
  • Other features: Like the housefly, are potential contaminants of food, for their habit of perching on decaying materials and then on food.
  • Reproduction: The female lays about 500 eggs in materials found in fermentation. At 9 or 12 days, the new flies emerge.
  • Food: Fruits and vegetables rotting or wet with abundant growth of fungi and / or bacteria.