Pest Guides

Lesser House Fly

Fannia canicularis


Lesser House Fly  | Rentokil Pest Control Zambia
  • Adult — 4–6mm in length. Thorax grey with 3 faint black stripes; female abdomen grey and ovoid; male abdomen narrow with pale yellow patches; 4th wing vein not bent.
  • Larva — Pale brown, ovoid with whip–like protuberances around the edges.


  • Eggs hatch in 24 hours. Larvae and pupae take 1 – 4 weeks to mature.
  • Larvae take 3 – 60 days to mature; pupae 3 – 28 days.


  • Breeds in semi–liquid decaying organic matter.
  • Not very attracted to ultra violet light.
  • Male has an irregular flight pattern.