Fannia canicularis

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Fannia canicularis larvae (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: K. Walker
Source: PaDIL

Fannia canicularis (Linnaeus) - (lesser house fly)

This fly is widely distributed around the world. It breeds in decaying organic matter and larvae are, for example, commonly found in poultry manure. The adults are around 5 mm long. The larvae are flat with lateral appendages.

Populations can increase quickly to high levels under suitable conditions. In temperate regions, there around 6-7 generations per year, but more in warmer areas. The adults can transmit various diseases.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Kleine Stubenfliege
• English: lesser house fly
little house fly
• Français: mouche (petite) domestique