Fruit Flies


Fruit flies are small flies measuring about 1/8 inch in length, including their wings. The key identifying characteristic of the fruit fly is its eyes, which are red in colour.  The head and thorax are tan in colour with the abdomen somewhat darker.   This fly is easily mistaken for the Phorid fly which has very similar markings but lacks red eye colour.  The Phorid fly also has a "humped back" appearance.   Without the aid of a microscope or a good field magnifying glass, fruit flies would merely fall into the category of Small Flies, with elimination methods being similar for all flies in this category.