Musca autumnalis De Geer 1776 (Family Muscidae)


Male

Female

Couple

Length: 4.5-7.8mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(1 Day) ? ? April - September
(Earliest: 12.3)
(4 Generations)
(Winter)

Attractant Chemicals
Alkenes Heptacosene, Nonacosene

Biotopes:
Meadows

Buildings
Food:
(Larva)

Dung
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Daucus carota Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Mentha arvensis Nectar, Pollen

Salix caprea Nectar, Pollen

Salix cinerea Nectar, Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Nectar, Pollen

Nature Spot: Face Fly - Musca autumnalis
Musca autumnalis (Autumn or Face Fly)


Pictures © 2003, 2006 J.K. Lindsey

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