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Phorid Flies

Phorid flies are also known as humpbacked flies, resembling Fruit flies but are humped backed in appearance. 

Pest Description:

  • Color: Yellowish to dull brown 
  • Legs: 6
  • Shape: Small, oval
  • Size: 1/8"
  • Antennae: Yes
  • Region: Found throughout U.S.
  • Habits: Phorid flies are often seen hopping or running along kitchen countertops and moist areas in search of food.
  • Habitat: These tiny flies can be found in the same areas Fruit flies are as well as breeding in plumbing and drains in kitchens, bathrooms, crawl spaces and basements. 
  • Threats: Adults Phorid flies often visit unsanitary places and may transport disease-causing organisms to food.

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