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Fruit Fly (Drosophila spp.)
Small flies 1/8-inch in length
Tan brown with red eyes; wings fold flat over body
Fruit flies are common in homes and commercial facilities where food is prepared and served. These flies are usually carried in on fruits and vegetables. The larvae feed on yeasts that develop within ripening/decaying fruits and decaying organic matter. They are also known as pomace flies or vinegar flies because they are common pests in facilities producing vinegar. Because these flies frequent unsanitary conditions, they are a potential health concern when they occur in food facilities and hospitals.