Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    domestica
    Genus
    Musca
    Subfamily
    Muscinae
    Family
    Muscidae
    Super Family
    Muscoidea
    Order
    Diptera
    Class
    Insecta
    Subphylum
    Uniramia
    Phylum
    Arthopoda
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    5 mm - 8 mm

Introduction

The House Fly is found all over the world, wherever there are human populations. Not only is it a nuisance, but it also carries disease-causing organisms, which it picks up from garbage and sewage.

Distribution

The House Fly is found throughout Australia and much of the rest of the world.

Life history cycle

Adult House Flies usually live only 15 to 25 days but may live longer in cooler climates. They lay many hundreds of eggs and their larvae (maggots) develop in organic material.