Drain Fly – Everything You Need to Know

Facts, Identification & Control

Latin Name: Psychodidae

Appendages: These flies have six legs and a pair of wings and antennae.
Body: Light gray or tan body and lighter-colored wings. The body and the wings are covered with long hairs, giving the fly a fuzzy appearance.
Characteristics: When at rest, the drain fly folds its wings over the body in a characteristic roof-like manner.
Size: Drain flies measure about 1.5 to 5 mm long.
Larvae: Drain fly larvae are not longer than 4 to 10 mm when fully mature and they are slender with a dark strip on the “back” or dorsal area.

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