Fruit Flies

Fruit Flies

Vespa crabro Linnaeus

Color: Tan/light abdomen
Legs: 6
Shape: Small oval
Size: 1/8 inch
Antennae: Yes
Region: Found throughout U.S.

Overview
Fruit flies feed on decaying matter, especially fruits and vegetables.

Habits
Fruit flies are small pests that are commonly found in homes, restaurants and other facilities where food is processed. They are found on moist, decaying matter that has been stationary for several days.

Threats
Fruit flies are found in unsanitary conditions, so they are a potential heath concern, especially when present in health facilities.