The Oriental Latrine Fly is a shiny greenish-blue blow fly with a yellow face and large reddish eyes. It is often found in large numbers around latrines, slaughter-houses, animal facilities, meat markets and fish markets.
length 7mm to 10mm
The Oriental Latrine Fly feeds on human food, human and animal faeces, and carrion.
The Oriental Latrine Fly breeds in human faeces, meat, and fish. The female lays eggs as much as 200 to 300 eggs which hatch into white maggots.
The fly is indigenous to south-east Asia. It is found in northern half of Australia and on Christmas Island.
|Common Name:||Oriental Latrine Fly|