Pest Guides

Fruit Fly

Drosophila species


Fruit Fly

  • Fruit flies are 3mm in length and are yellow–brown or mottled in colour with bright red eyes.
  • The abdomen of Fruit Flies hang down in flight, which slows them down.
  • Fruit Flies tend to hover.


  • Fruit Flies develop in to adults in 7–30 days.
  • Adults live between 2–9 weeks.


  • Fruit Flies breed in fermenting residues found in pubs, fruit and vegetables, breweries, etc.
  • Dirty drains and cleaning utensils may also be a breeding area for Fruit Flies.