Phorid fly

Phorid flies are about 1/16 to 1/8 inch long, dark brown to almost black, and move in a characteristic short, nervous, jerky manner. The largest segment of the hind leg is distinctly flattened laterally.

phorids are usually most common in late summer and early fall cropping. Tthe flies are attracted to light, and swarm near windows and doors in growing rooms and packing sheds. It is a common sight to see numbers of dead phorid flies on the floor beneath windows and near doors. Continue reading »