The larvae live in soil, some also in water. The larval phase ( in total 3 stages) lasts for about 8 days. In Europe the adult flies take 2 to 3 weeks to hatch. The high reproduction rate of Muscidae (about 8 generations per year), is due to the large number of enemies they have - and not due to a dramatic increase in their numbers.
A number of species (outside Europe) are known to transmit diseases such as dysentery, cholera, hepatitis, polio, anthrax, typhoid fever or sleeping sickness.
|Further chapters of "House Flies"|
|Description of images / photos|
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
|1. ||Muscidae with orange abdomen - Phaonia subventa|