Image: Fly eggs on dead pig

Fly eggs on dead pig

Fly eggs on dead pig.

Richard Major
© Australian Museum


Flies lay eggs that are usually long and thin in shape, often resembling miniature rice grains. They are pale yellow or white in colour and usually laid in masses, although some species lay single eggs. In many species, females will lay up to 250 eggs in one sitting and can lay up to five clutches during their life.

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