FLYING INSECT IDENTIFICATION

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DEER FLY

Scientific Name: Chrysops 

General Size: 5 and 12 mm long
Look for these Colors: They are black, yellow and black, or, sometimes, gray and often have “bee-like” abdominal stripes

DRAIN FLY

Scientific name: Psychodidae

General Size: one-tenth inch long
Look for these Colors: Dark gray body and lighter colored wings
Appears "fuzzy"

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CLUSTER FLY

Scientific Name: Pollenia rudis

General Size: 7 to 10 millimeters in length
Look for these Colors: Dull-gray with black markings and have golden-yellow hairs on the thorax

FRUIT FLY

Scientific Name: Drosophila melanogaster

General Size: Adults are 3 to 4 mm long
Look for these Colors: Brown or tan in color
May have red eyes.

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HOUSE FLY

Scientific Name: Musca domestica

General Size: Adults are about 6-7mm long
Appearance: Dark grey in color, the thorax bears four narrow black stripes, has reddish eyeso

INDIAN MEAL MOTH

Scientific Name: Plodia interpunctella

General Size: 3/8 inch long with a wing span of about 5/8 inch
Appearance: Dirty gray but the tip half of the wing is rusty brown or nearly bronze, wings have patterns

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