Pomace fly

6383  This fly is inside my house in large numbers. They are very small (same size as a fruit fly), and have been present for months. The enlarged photograph is with a 40X total magnification. Please help me identify them so I know how to get rid of them. 42 Prince Charles Dr, Georgetown, ON L7G 3V1 Canada


Number 6383. This is a vinegar/pomace fly (Diptera: Drosophilidae), the same family as the so-called ‘fruit fly’ of household nuisance fame. It looks like Drosophila repleta, commonly known as the dark-eyed fruit fly. Click Here for more detailed information.